Marcos Alonso has admitted that Chelsea FC must step their game up ahead of next season.
The Blues endured a disappointing campaign last season as Antonio Conte’s men ended up in fifth place in the Premier League table and missed out on qualification for next season’s Champions League.
The west London side did manage to lift a trophy by beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley, but the Blues still fell way short of expectations in the Premier League and Champions League.
Chelsea FC’s players reported back to Cobham to begin pre-season training at the weekend as they look to bounce back from their disappointing campaign last term.
And Chelsea FC full-back Alonso has admitted that the west London side must improve significantly ahead of next term.
Speaking to Chelsea FC’s website, Alonso said: “Now we want to get back to the top level in the league after a not very good year, and pre-season is an important stage of that.”
Chelsea FC won the Premier League title in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge at the club but they struggled to find consistent form last term as they slumped to a fifth-placed finish and dropped out of the top four.
The west London side will be looking to challenge for the Premier League at the very least next season.
Chelsea Set To Offer Midfielder Improved New Contract
This Sunday the midfield phenomenon that is N’Golo Kante will fulfill a dream few players get the chance to realize, play in a World Cup Final.
Kante will be at the heart of the French midfield that will face either Croatia or England, after a narrow semi-final victory against Belgium.
Against Belgium, Kante gave his usual high standard of performance, keeping the French midfield ticking over.
It’s no surprise that the 27-year-old is viewed with envious eyes by other clubs and Chelsea, it would seem, are well aware that there is interest from the French club, Paris Saint-Germain.
To that effect, it is being reported by the news source, the Express, that Chelsea is set to open contract talks with the Frenchman that would see his salary increase to £200,000 a week, this despite his current deal still having three years left to run.
Here at Vital Chelsea, we view this as a very astute move.
With no Champions League football this coming season, it is essential that Chelsea continue to show that they are an ambitious club and retain the world-class players they have on their books.
Kante is unique, there is no other player like him at the moment, he is the epitome of the perfect midfielder, let’s hope he’s happy to put pen-to-paper on the new deal.