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Chelsea fail to crack top-three in European club rankings despite recent success

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have quickly vaulted up the ladder in terms of fear factor ever since German tactician Thomas Tuchel took the reins from club icon Frank Lampard halfway through the 2020-21 Premier League season.

The former Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, and 1.FSV Mainz 05 manager has only presided over just forty-four matches for the Blues since 26 January of this year, but has already brought massive success to Stamford Bridge.

Under his stewardship, Chelsea were crowned champions of Europe when they beat Premier League rivals Manchester City in the Champions League final before lifting the UEFA Super Cup. The Blues has also reached the final of the FA Cup, and though they would end up losing to Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City, three major cup finals in his first half-season on the job signaled a massive return for Chelsea while alerting their biggest rivals that the club was aiming to return to the top of the domestic and European ladder.

But according to the official UEFA club rankings mentioned by Football.London, Chelsea still sit behind Manchester City, Liverpool, and German juggernaut Bayern Munich thanks to UEFA club coefficients.

The Rekordmeister occupy first in the table given their sheer dominance of the Bundesliga and their outstanding record in reaching the latter stages of the Champions League, while City and the Reds are also ahead of the Stamford Bridge outfit.

A platform to build on under Tuchel during 2021-22

Though Chelsea may have been snubbed in the current UEFA club rankings, the Blues are currently mounting a Premier League campaign that is looking to build on the early success achieved under Tuchel last season.

Chelsea fail to crack top-three in European club rankings despite recent success

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 18: N’Golo Kante of Chelsea is consoled by Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea as he is substituted following an injury during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on May 18, 2021 in London, England. A limited number of fans will be allowed into Premier League stadiums as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in the UK following the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

On the back of the summer purchase of the potential final missing tactical piece in Belgian hitman Romelu Lukaku, Tuchel’s men currently sit atop the Premier League table (7-1-1) just ahead of Liverpool and Man City respectively.

Chelsea are also favorites to claw out of their Champions League group (H) which also features Juventus, Zenit St. Petersburg, and Malmö FF and currently sit second after two wins and a 1-0 loss to the Serie A giants.

Should their season continue and result in a Premier League crown and another deep run in Europe, there is no question that Chelsea will look to push further up the European chain after hopefully securing the right man in Thomas Tuchel.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 14 27 33
2 Manchester City 14 21 32
3 Liverpool FC 14 31 31
4 West Ham United 14 8 24
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 -2 19
10 Leicester City 14 -3 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
12 Brentford FC 14 -2 16
13 Aston Villa 14 -4 16
14 Everton FC 14 -7 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 14 -7 13
18 Burnley FC 13 -6 10
19 Norwich City 14 -20 10
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4