Former Chelsea defender says Chelsea won’t finish in top four

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Former Chelsea defender Robert Huth has made a huge claim that Chelsea may not finish in top four.

Huth made this observation after the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, as he doesn’t see Graham Potter as a manager with enough experience to handle the pressure.

Huth went for a top four of Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham.

“My opinion on this year’s top four has all changed with the sacking of Thomas Tuchel,” Robert Huth told Ladbrokes.

“I was expecting Chelsea to be right up there, especially after the recruitment they did in the summer. But now I just don’t see them doing it.

“I think Arsenal need to finish in the top four. With the money they’ve invested in the team and the time they’ve given Mikel Arteta, you’d have to say it would be a bit of a failure if they didn’t make it this season.

“It’s really now or never, for me; it’s Arteta’s third year, he’s brought in Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko who have massively improved the team.

“In the past, they’ve fallen short with a few games to go, but this year I think they’ll sneak in. They’ve got that real grit, the kind of grit I’ve not seen at that club for a while now.

“It’s great to see. Arteta’s always on the touchline, fighting every ball and it really translates to the team.

“When it’s been tough, they’ve dug each other out, and of course it’s going to get tougher and they’re going to have down days; no one is expecting them to play the perfect season. But so far in the aftermath of those downs, they’ve performed to a really good standard.

“You can only go off what we’ve seen so far, and for me I think Arsenal will sneak into that top four with Tottenham, Liverpool and obviously Manchester City.”