Thiago Silva believes Chelsea can win the Premier League in 2022/23 despite the competition being hotter than ever.
The likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham have gone from strength to strength this summer, while Man Utd and Liverpool have also pulled off some shrewd deals, making the next campaign a tantalizing prospect.
After finishing third last season, Chelsea have arguably been weakened following the departures of defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen and striker Romelu Lukaku, although Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly have arrived as replacements.
Despite the intense competition they face, veteran centre-back Silva believes the Blues can still triumph domestically.
Speaking to the club’s official website, when asked about his ambition for the new season, Silva replied: “Winning the Premier League.
“It’s a very difficult league to play, but I think it’s possible.”
Chelsea started their campaign at Everton on Saturday, and Silva admitted he and his team-mates were not quite ready after what has been a difficult pre-season.
“We have to get it right now in the week before the Premier League starts,” he said. “I think we’re not 100 per cent yet, but we have to work hard and hard this week to get ready for Saturday.”