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The German was speaking at a press conference ahead of Chelsea’s final game of the season against Watford at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022. Tuchel said his focus is to build a strong team for the Blues going into the new season following the fact that the club will be without key players next season.
Of course, I think we can do better, It’s not by much, there are fine margins, but we will look positively into the new season. It’s not the moment to analyse everything from this season right now because I don’t have all the answers. There are things we would have changed before anyway. We’ve struggled obviously with efficiency, with our goalscoring records, with consistency, with determination and precision in the box against teams who defend deep. Lots of things like this. It never stopped for us so maybe it just needs to change that we have everybody available where we can but it’s difficult when you play so many games and it’s the same for all the top teams.
Tuchel also mentioned that Chelsea’s major competition in the league have strengthened their teams going into the new season but his team is losing players.
You look at the top teams and they look to combat this by making their existing squads stronger. Liverpool bought a fantastic player [Luis Diaz] in January to improve and Man City have signed [Erling] Haaland for next season to make them stronger. We are losing players so, at the moment, my focus is to build a strong team and to see what’s even possible and then we can think about how we close the gap to the top
Chelsea’s season can be summarised into reaching the finals of both the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup losing both games to Liverpool on penalties. The Blues were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid in the quarter-final stages and will finish third on the Premier League table.