Chelsea have been named ‘the best group on the planet’, after their obliteration of Italian goliaths Juventus, with director Thomas Tuchel and two ‘top notch’s players procuring gigantic commendation.
The name Juventus strikes dread into numerous a side, yet not Chelsea, who tore through their rivals to win 4-0 at Stamford Bridge in a great second-half appearance.
The Premier League pioneers are presently top of their Champions League bunch, and have placed in some stunning presentations en route to a nine-game unbeaten run.
Tuchel has done as such with a lot of injury interruptions as well, losing any semblance of record marking Romelu Lukaku, just as key man Mason Mount for extended periods.
However the outcomes continue to come, with previous Blues protector and talkSPORT Jason Cundy passed up the previous week.
“Against Leicester and tonight, I’m seeing a different machine,” he said on The Sports Bar.
“We are an absolute machine right now, and I would say, we are probably the best side in the world.
“We are right up there, this is tactically one of the best Chelsea sides, in fact the best, I’ve ever seen.
“Tuchel is just getting things right, and today was without [Kai] Havertz, without Mount, without Lukaku.
“We top the group and we did it in style, we’re not just getting over the line, we battered them today. Battered them.”
The European heroes look well en route to go after top distinctions again in Tuchel’s first full season.
The success over Juventus was one of their best of the mission, including extraordinary objectives from Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
What’s more, James, Chelsea’s top scorer with five objectives, acquired extraordinary applause from Cundy.
“Reece is the best right-back in the country at the present time,” he added.
“He doesn’t have a shortcoming, truly he’s most likely the best player on the pitch.”
Previous Premier League star Gabby Agbonlahor repeated the tremendous acclaim for Chelsea and James, and furthermore sung the gestures of recognition of focus back Antonio Rudiger – saying the two players are the most incredible in their situations in world football at this moment.
Inquired as to whether marking Chelsea the best group on the planet is ‘excessively out there’, the ex-Aston Villa commander told the talkSPORT Breakfast: “No, I think they are. I believe they’re superior to Man City.
“You look at the game last night and you look at that Juventus team, Chiesa who was outstanding in the Euros, he did great against England, but he didn’t have a sniff against Chelsea.
“Antonio Rudiger, for me, is probably the best centre-half in the world at the moment, the way he’s playing.
“They’re just so organised. Even when an attacker receives the ball, there are three defenders there – I’d hate to play against this Chelsea defence at the moment!
“Just beating Juventus 4-0, their worst result in the Champions League.
“For me, Chelsea are the best team in the world, they’ve got the best centre-half in Rudiger and best right-back in the world in Reece James.”
As mentioned, Chelsea have had to contend with injuries throughout the course of the season, and they may have picked up a couple more crucial ones ahead of a league meeting with Manchester United.
N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell both left the pitch in pain, with Tuchel later saying the pair had suffered similar knocks.
“He [Chilwell] has a sharp pain in the knee and unfortunately N’Golo as well,” Tuchel revealed. “He looked like he twisted his knee as well.
“I can tell you tomorrow morning when they’ll both be examined.
“That’s the only two things that are very sad because N’Golo was fantastic until that moment when he went off and Chilly is in a fantastic moment.
“He’s so important and so strong so let’s hope for the best.”
But even if they are set for lengthy absences, Chelsea have shown they have it in them to deal with it.