The new season is nearly upon. We thought that we’d gather the thoughts of five of the writers here at All Things Chelsea and compile a set of predictions for the upcoming campaign.
First, let’s start with Chelsea’s final league position. Having finished fourth during Frank Lampard’s first season in charge, there is now an expectation that the Blues should be looking to bridge the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City. And with a host of new arrivals at Stamford Bridge this summer our writers were similarly optimistic.
@willreyner – 2nd
@ARKCFC – 3rd
@tovers98 – 3rd
@Azpilicueter – 3rd
@tabuteauS – 3rd
How Chelsea’s attack will set up next season has been a topic of hot debate but one thing is for sure, Timo Werner is set to star in Lampard’s system. Everyone who was asked said that the German forward would finish as Chelsea’s top goalscorer and there is little to suggest that this assertion is misguided.
@willreyner – Timo Werner
@ARKCFC – Timo Werner
@tovers98 – Timo Werner
@Azpilicueter – Timo Werner
@tabuteauS – Timo Werner
Players of the Year
Mateo Kovacic virtually wrapped up the Player of The Year before Christmas, whilst a timely return to form post-lockdown ensured Mason Mount’s early season endeavours didn’t go unrewarded last season. Now Mount continues to be a popular choice to win the Young Player of the Years award alongside new signing Kai Havertz. But, following his talismanic displays towards the back end of last season, Christian Pulisic is the overwhelming favourite to take home the player of the year award.
@willreyner – Christian Pulisic (POTY), Kai Havertz (YPOTY)
@ARKCFC – Christian Pulisic (POTY), Mason Mount (YPOTY)
@tovers98 – Christian Pulisic (POTY), Christian Pulisic (YPOTY)
@Azpilicueter – Hakim Ziyech (POTY), Kai Havertz (YPOTY)
@tabuteauS – Christian Pulisic (POTY), Mason Mount (YPOTY)
Chelsea’s fans were spoilt for choice in terms of picking a breakthrough star last season. Billy Gilmour was perhaps the most unexpected to do so but nonetheless he was one of several academy graduates to make the step up to the first team. This year appears to be just as unpredictable and our writers were certainly split when it came to picking just one player for the award. Both Gilmour and Mount were among the players predicted to consolidate on what was already an impressive first campaign with The Blues. Whilst Callum Hudson-Odoi was also a popular prediction after struggling to recpature his best form last season.
@willreyner – Billy Gilmour
@ARKCFC – Kai Havertz
@tovers98 – Mason Mount
@Azpilicueter – Callum Hudson-Odoi
@tabuteauS – Callum Hudson-Odoi
Whatever the outcome of these predictions, the 2020/21 season looks set to be one of the most enthralling campaigns in Chelsea’s recent history and with so many new signings to bed in there is going to be no shortage of drama.
What are your predictions for the upcoming season? Let us know in the comments below!