Blues defender Cesar Azpilicueta has stated that Chelsea can still manage to sign high-quality players despite not qualifying for the Champions League next season.
Chelsea finished the season fifth in the Premier League which makes them ineligible for the Champions League next term. However, the West London club still managed to win silverware in a rather poor campaign and a horrid title defence. Chelsea beat Manchester United in the FA Cup final two weeks ago to finish the season with at least one trophy.
Not playing in Europe’s elite tournament next season will hurt Chelsea but defender Cesar Azpilicueta insisted that top players will still want to join Chelsea even if they don’t play in the Champions League.
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Chelsea has won 15 major trophies since Roman Abramovich took charge as the owner of the club back in 2013 and have kept up their reputation as the most successful club in the Premier League ever since.
Azpilicueta On Chelsea Signings-
Speaking to Standard Sport the 28-year-old was asked whether the lack of Champions League football could hamper Chelsea’s transfer window he replied, “Of course big players will still want to come to Chelsea because we win lots of silverware. I have no doubt that the club will get a squad that can compete to win for trophies. I am sure that will happen.”
The Spanish international went on to add that if Chelsea target big players they will be able to get them regardless of the results that the club has produced this season, “If the club decides that we need to get players in, I’m sure we will get the quality we want. It was important to win this season with a trophy. It shows we are still winners. When the results are not there, people look for something else.”
Chelsea is surprisingly the most successful club in England over the past one and a half decade but surely there are other powerhouses that are building in the form of Manchester City and Liverpool. I think Chelsea will find it difficult to sign new players especially the established ones as they will look to play in the Champions League.