EPL: Paul Merson reveals Chelsea player that could cost Tuchel title this season


Arsenal legend, Paul Merson has revealed the Chelsea player that could cost their manager, Thomas Tuchel, from winning the Premier League title this season.

Merson believes Tuchel will not finish top of the Premier League table and win the title if defender Reece James is still the Blues’ top goalscorer at the end of the season.

The Sky Sports pundit stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday evening.

“Reece James is becoming a superstar and he is already Chelsea’s top scorer this season,” Merson was quoted by Chelsea News as saying.

“But if he’s top scorer by the end of the season, they are not winning the league – because to do that you need a striker banging in the goals.”

He added, “It’s Romelu Lukaku they need to score the goals. Title-winning teams need a striker scoring 20 goals a season. If Lukaku doesn’t do that he’s been a major flop. But he will get chances when he’s back fit, so there’s no reason to believe he won’t score goals.”

James has scored four goals and registered four assists in nine league appearances for Chelsea so far this season.





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