Marcos Alonso admits Chelsea will find it some-more formidable to win a Premier League this season.
The Spanish defender played a poignant purpose as Antonio Conte’s side won a pretension by 7 points during a 2016-17 campaign.
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Despite a Blues’ prevalence final term, questions have been lifted over a champions following an underwhelming send window.
Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko have arrived during Stamford Bridge though Conte was pronounced to be ‘fuming’ after a series of deals fell through.
Chelsea’s pretension rivals, meanwhile, have enjoyed prolific windows with both Manchester clubs spending over £150million and Arsenal violation their send record.
Alonso insists a west London outfit are dynamic to repeat a pretension delight though says they will need to urge to contest with their rivals.
‘Motivation for us is easy,’ Alonso told Chelsea’s central website. The many formidable thing for us is a competition.
‘There are so many tip teams, they have strengthened their squads with lots of new players.
‘It’s going to be harder than final year – we are going to have to quarrel as tough or even harder than final year to contest for a pretension again.
‘We have had a good pre-season with lots of work and we can’t wait to flog off. I’m unequivocally looking brazen to it.
‘It’s good to be behind during Stamford Bridge and as with final year a supporters will be really critical again. We start with a tough diversion opposite Burnley and we will need them. Hopefully we can have another good year together.’
Conte has also played down Chelsea’s chances of winning a league, observant before a opening diversion of a deteriorate opposite Burnley: ‘At a start of a deteriorate it’s elementary to tell that in this joining there are substantially 6 tip teams and they should quarrel for a title.
Burnley (H) – Sat Aug 12
Plymouth Argyle (A) – Tues Aug 15
Tottenham (A) – Sat Aug 20
Everton (H) – Sun Aug 27
Leicester City (A) – Sat Sep 9
Arsenal (H) – Sun Sep 17
Stoke City (A) – Sat Sep 23
‘I consider overtly if we have to give an analysis on paper, it’s right to not put Chelsea as a favourite.
‘It was a same final deteriorate for Chelsea; no one believed we could win a title. This season, in this moment, we determine with these people who consider this.’