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Sam Allardyce: Chelsea Must Invest Heavily To Catch Manchester United


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Ahead of Blackburn Rovers' trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, manager Sam Allardyce has opined that Chelsea have a lot of work to do this summer if they plan to overhaul Manchester United's dominance of the Premier League.

The Red Devils secured their 11th title since the 1992/93 season following a goalless draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday, making it three championships in a row.

United will also defend their Champions League trophy when they take on Barcelona in Rome on May 27, while they have already won the League Cup and Club World Cup during the 2008/09 campaign.

Chelsea do have an FA Cup final to look forward to, but the Champions League has once more eluded them and it is now three years since their last Premier League triumph.

Big Sam believes that while the Blues' squad contains many top players, they need to reduce the average age of first-team members and increase the strength in depth this summer or risk falling further behind Alex Ferguson's team.

"Chelsea’s best XI and United’s best have only a hair’s breadth of difference between them," Allardyce is quoted as saying by The Sun.

"But from next season on, some of the Chelsea players will move past the 30 mark while United’s move another year into their prime.

"That’s going to make all the difference to their chances. It will need some big spending on some younger players.

"The squad is hugely talented and they’ve proved that again this year. But they have not got the sort of strength in depth of United."

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Even if we had Grant, we would have won it. Cus the training methods would have been the same, the squad would have been fitter and would have had the resilience from the Mourinho Era.

Scolari, like one undoes a bunch of Knots, undid everything that was well set, He couldnt have screwed the squad in a better way.

Squad was pathetic at defending aerial balls, no men on post, no resilience, Unfit squad. Specially in Feb when Hiddink took over he said his first priortiy is to get the fitness levels back.

The losses against Man Utd away(the worst performance by Chelsea in a long long time), Fulham away, Hull home and Liverpool away(Thanks yo Mike Riley) cost us the league.

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At the start of the season we started brightly those first few games we played, we where playing with flair. Than we slowly dropped off and it showed that our players where not fit or even motivated by the coach that was in charge. His poor choices in crucial games pushed us so far back on the epl standings that it was always going to be very tough to get us back into that hunt.

Than Guss came along and lifted the confidence and also changed alot of things around in the team, and all the fans seemed to see brighter days that Chelsea once again. As we all believe if we had a coach like Guss at the start of the season and not the flop Scolari we would of surly lifted the league trophy once more. Since he has came along we have played with alot of confidence. May have had a couple of ugly wins but personally im proud of the team and i am very pround to be a Chelsea fan.

So Sam Allardyce before you open your big mouth look at thing in the bigger picture, and also before you comment on another team who in currently third in the standings, have a look at where the team you are coaching is.

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