The new Premier League season is now just around the corner, and Thomas Tuchel will be looking to build on the success of winning the Champions League last season.
You cannot really get much better than winning the Champions League in domestic football, but Chelsea will now be looking to become a force in the Premier League as well and improve on scrapping for the top four.
The Blues want to be up there with Manchester City challenging for the Premier League title, and there is a real confidence and belief in the camp that they can do this and have a strong enough squad to compete.
Winger Christian Pulisic had a slow and inconsistent start to his Chelsea career suffering with set backs and injuries, but he believes now he can be an important player for Tuchel and Chelsea this season, and he genuinely believes they can challenge for the title.
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Speaking to The Evening Standard, Pulisic said:
“I don’t know if it’s [Champions League win] totally sunk in yet, it was such an incredible achievement. It’s starting to hit us — it gives us a lot of confidence.
“To be the champions of Europe, it wasn’t an easy journey. We’ve seen now that we can compete with those top teams, so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t feel that way.
“They [City] were one of the best teams last season and to beat them a few times gives us confidence. We have such a strong squad, so I would say anything’s possible.
“That’s a great thing about our team, that we have so much depth and so many strong players. We have so many games that you’re going to get your time, so it’s just about making the most of your chances.
“Staying healthy is definitely a big target of mine, and trying to be available as much as I can to continue to help my team and make a big impact.
“At the start I wasn’t playing as much as I would like, but it just forced me to train hard, to show why I want to be a part of this team.
“Your mental health is important. It’s about being content with who you are as a person and, for me, getting away from the game and finding the right balance.