Patrick Vieira Sends Message To Premier League Clubs After Crystal Palace 3-0 Loss To Chelsea

Patrick Vieira believe Chelsea will be a tougher side this season after Crystal Palace losing 3-0 at Stamford Bridge to the Blues

The 45-year-old saw an early defeat against the European Champions with Marcos Alonso opening the score line with a superb free kick before Pulisic and Trevor Chalobah’s debut goal.

Despite the game having started as a balanced one with Chelsea finding it difficult to break into Crystal Palace’s defense line, the Blues managed to force one through Marcos Alonso’s fine free kick.

This alone forced Palace out of their zones in search of an equalization before Pulisic netted the second one with Blues leading 2-0 in the first half.

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Chalobah’s three made it impossible for Palace to bounce back as Patrick Vieira in his post match conference confessed the game wasn’t an easy one and looking at the current Chelsea squad, the league is going to be really tough this season.

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“It was a very tough start but obviously we have to play them,” the Arsenal Legend said.

“Obviously Chelsea, with the squad that they have, the money they have spent, they will be there fighting for the title. I think Chelsea will be in the top 3 teams who can win the Premier League.

“Many teams will come to Stamford Bridge and suffer,” Vieira added.

Thomas Tuchel on the other hand has promised to provide worthy competition in the league this season with hopes of winning the Premier League trophy.

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“We said during the last campaign that we set the bar high and we try to close gaps in the 90 minutes,” the German stated.

“This is the Premier League, the toughest competition and it is on us, I truly believe we are in the role of the hunters to close the gap to Liverpool, City and United. We have to do this week in, week out.

“We are not shy to say this out loud that we try to be the best in any competition that we play. There are three teams to close the gap to.

“We were not favourites for the Champions League, we reached constantly the highest level when it was necessary. This is one competition, the reality is we needed the help last season from Tottenham in the last game.

“There are three teams who did better in the last season than us so now it is on us to keep calm, work hard and reach the highest level.”

Chelsea will battle Arsenal on their next Premier League game and it will also be the first game for their new signing, Romelu Lukaku since returning.

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The Belgian didn’t make an appearance against Crystal Palace due to him not having a shirt number yet but with Tammy Abraham already departed to Italy, Lukaku is set to be announced as Chelsea new number 9.

Find out more about Tammy Abraham’s move to AS Roma and how much Buy-back clause Chelsea have on him.

But one thing to worry about is Chelsea’s number 9 jersey and how it has gone down with players including Fernando Torres and Alvaro Morata.

Do you think Lukaku will break this jersey curse after his impressive shows in Italy or will this jersey weigh him down?

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