Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that his side’s clash against West Ham United this weekend is going to be tough.
Naija News understands that David Moyes‘ side will host Chelsea on Saturday, December 4 to battle three points in the English Premier League.
The Blues manager who was addressing the press in a pre-match conference on Friday said West Ham truly are deserving of their current position on the English League table.
West Ham has earned 24 points this season and are currently sitting in the 4th position after playing a 1-1 draw with Brighton on Wednesday, December 1.
Speaking earlier today ahead of their clash, Tuchel said West Ham plays strongly in the Europa League, adding that it is always a joy to watch David Moyes’s side play.
The Blues coach said: “They [West Ham] almost got there [top-four] last season and have been fighting the whole season for these places.”
“They show huge solidarity, always a huge joy to watch their games. They did not have too many changes, plays as a team and do what they do very good.
“They deserve to be there [top-four], they play strong in Europe, it is a tough match and a tough team to play against, but it is also tough to play against us.”
In another news, La Liga giants, FC Barcelona are reportedly open to letting go of three first-team players to raise more funds to shop for quality players, Naija News reports.
The Spanish club is understood to be facing some financial constraints and the new manager, Xavi Hernandez, is keen on bringing in top-class footballers to help the Catalans maintain good stand.
According to Cadena SER, Barca wants to sell the likes of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Frenkie de Jong and Ronald Araujo.
With this, it is believed that the club will have enough budget to restructure their squad next summer.