'I think': Gary Neville delivers his honest verdict on how Chelsea have performed this season

Gary Neville thinks that Chelsea have actually ended up having quite a good 2021/22 season.

It’s been another rollercoaster year in the life of a Chelsea supporter, watching the club go through both on-field and off-field drama.

The Blues have worked under government sanctions and had the cloud of a takeover saga over them during recent months. Thomas Tuchel’s side have managed to keep fighting and competing on the pitch, though.

They got over the line for a third-placed finish in the Premier League, but lost in finals of both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup on penalties against Liverpool this campaign.

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Gary Neville on Chelsea

Pundit Neville has applauded Chelsea’s overall season when reflecting on it as a whole.

He thinks they’ve done well to keep competing on the pitch. Also, he highlighted important injuries to key wing-back pairing Reece James and Ben Chilwell, who both missed a large chunk of the season.

“I think Chelsea have had a really good season considering. I did the Carabao Cup final and they should have won that game it’s ridiculous. They had chances in the FA Cup final. I think the injuries to [Reece] James and to [Ben] Chilwell are big. I think obviously ownership problems are big. Losing to Real Madrid in the last 10 minutes… they could have been in such a different position,” Neville told The Overlap.

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Blues in safe hands

Once Chelsea confirm the takeover is complete, with reports saying all the necessary check are now done, everybody can breathe a big sigh of relief. The focus should then be on a really important summer transfer window.

It’s obvious work needs doing on the squad to get the Blues winning trophies next year, but they are in very safe hands with superb manager Thomas Tuchel.

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde will reportedly be signed under the new Chelsea ownership. However, a few new faces will need to come through the doors to get this side on the level of Liverpool and Manchester City.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.