Former Chelsea and England attacker Shaun Wright-Phillips believes that the Blues are good enough to win the Champions League this season.
“With the way Chelsea have started the season, the sky is the limit,” Wright-Phillips told Sportingbet.
“I do believe that if they can have a strong festive period, there is no reason that they can’t catch up with Liverpool – it is still a long season ahead.
“Chelsea have the quality to win the Champions League this season.
“If they get the luck of the draw, they could be in with an outside chance of progressing far in the competition.”
The Blues may have lost 2-1 against Manchester City on Saturday which ended their recent good run of form but they have still largely exceeded expectations this season amidst their two window transfer ban. Frank Lampard’s side still remain well on course to claim a top four finish this season. They were never really expected to challenge for the Premier League title or for any major honours on offer but it will be a major boost and bonus if they do manage to do so.
Wright-Phillips claims are not far-fetched
The current Blues side are certainly one of the most exciting sides in the Premier League to watch even though they are probably not up to the standards of City, Liverpool and Leicester City at this point in time. They could potentially be title challengers next season with a few tweaks to their side here and there.
Cup football largely involves a bit of luck. We saw this at play in the Champions League last season at Tottenham Hotspur advanced to the final of the competition whilst Ajax Amsterdam managed to advance to the semi-finals. This is not to say that the duo did not play extremely well, they did. However, it is very unlikely that they will manage to replicate their achievements again this season.
Lampard has built a side which can compete against any side in the World, even against the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Liverpool. If they had to play against any of the aforementioned trio, they will on paper be the underdogs, however, they are certainly more than capable of beating the mentioned sides if a bit of luck goes their way.
They will also have nothing to lose during such games which could give them a psychological advantage.