Chelsea will have a really hard time retaining the UEFA Champions League title this season because they will be facing more readily prepared teams, according to former Manchester United star Owen Hargreaves. The Blues were crowned the champions of Europe last season after defeating Pep Guardiola'Manchester City in the final by a slender goal margin of 1-0. Before setting up a final clash against the Cityzens, Chelsea already played against the likes of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, defeating them even though they were originally referred to as the underdogs heading into the ties. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1200"] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2ntWi9XwAMJrJe.jpg[/caption] Although Hargreaves believes that Chelsea have quite the squad that can cause an upset this season as well, he also thinks that the rest of the teams would already he more wary of them now and that will help them to get even more prepared and ensure that they are not allowed to win the title two times in a row. Speaking in a recent studio session, Hargreaves said that he has a lot of respect for the Blues because they quenched the doubts he had for them last season when they went all the way to win the UEFA Champions League title.
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Thomas Tuchel reckons that some of the controversial statements that Jurgen Klopp made in the aftermath of his team’s defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, he probably made them purposefully so that people’s attention could divert and couldn’t remain on the result of the match which was a poor one from Liverpool’s perspective. Tuchel admitted that even he as a coach does that at times, when he has a poor result in an important match and he doesn’t want to go into the details of the matche. So he goes in the press conferences and rather says indifferent things so that the focus can shift elsewhere.