Ian Wright backs Chelsea to secure top-four Premier League finish

Ian Wright is confident Chelsea will secure a top-four finish
Ian Wright is confident Chelsea will secure a top-four finish (Premier League Productions)

Ian Wright has backed Chelsea to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League and believes Thomas Tuchel could finish the domestic campaign unbeaten.

Since replacing Frank Lampard at the end of January, Tuchel has made an immediate impact at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea currently unbeaten in 14 games.

Chelsea’s impressive run has put them fourth in the table, two points clear of fifth-placed West Ham, three points ahead of Tottenham and five ahead of Premier League champions Liverpool.

And Wright is confident that Chelsea will cement a top-four spot to seal a place in next season’s Champions League.

‘I don’t think Leicester are guaranteed,’ Wright said on The Kelly and Wrighty show.

‘They’re in a similar position as they were last season and I just feel like the same thing is going to happen. It’s going to be up to them, can they learn from what happened?

Thomas Tuchel remains unbeaten since taking charge of Chelsea
Thomas Tuchel remains unbeaten since taking charge of Chelsea (AFP via Getty)

Manchester United are so inconsistent. I’m liking Chelsea at the minute. They’re on the kind of run where I think they’re in a good moment.

‘I think you can’t write Liverpool off just because of the quality of their team. West Ham had to win that game [against Arsenal].

‘We don’t know what’s going to happen with Leicester, maybe they will look more to the FA Cup. But you can’t write Liverpool off with the quality they have. They could save their season. I think it goes down to Liverpool.

‘I don’t think West Ham will make it. When it gets to this stage of the season, you have games you have to win, and that’s why I worry about Everton and West Ham.

‘I’m not sure if they can do that. With what Tottenham have got, it would be criminal if they don’t make it, and I don’t think they will.

‘You look at Chelsea and the manager and the way he has solidified the team. They’re not conceding so you know then you have the capability of nicking one.

‘From now, Chelsea, when you look at what they’ve got, I fancy them to win every game except for Man City maybe. The way they’re playing, passing and moving, it just comes down to the forwards clicking.

‘If they can click, I genuinely think they can overtake Leicester because they have everything. They just look very impressive apart from the goals.’

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