With the season in full swing, we’ve priced up Chelsea at Evens to win a major trophy in 2023/24.
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After another transfer window of significant expenditure, and under the auspices of a new manager in Mauricio Pochettino, there was optimism at Stamford Bridge that the Blues would be able to turn a new leaf following a dreadful campaign last term.
An opening day 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool reinforced this notion that Chelsea would be a much different proposition this season, and that once again they would be back in the reckoning for major trophies.
They subsequently won just one of their next five league matches, but five wins from their last eight matches in the Premier League - including draws against Arsenal and Manchester City - restored hope that brighter times could be on the horizon.
Defeats in December to Manchester United, Everton and Wolves brought them crashing back down to earth and despite winning three consecutive league matches after Christmas, pressure was once again mounting on Pochettino after dismal defeats to Liverpool and Wolves.
The Argentine went back to the drawing board and after back-to-back 3-1 wins over Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, the Blues demonstrated they can mix it with the big boys by claiming a point on their visit to the Etihad to face Manchester City.
There's no doubt that Pochettino had his work cut out to gel a Chelsea squad which had been thrown together in such a short period of time. A lot of expectation was placed on the young shoulders of new signings such as Moises Caicedo and Cole Palmer, though the latter has flourished since his switch to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are a club used to winning trophies in recent times, and American owner Todd Boehly will be desperate to see his unprecedented investment in the transfer market repaid with some silverware sooner rather than later.
They've got a great chance of doing that now in the EFL Cup, having defeated Championship outfit Middlesbrough in the semi-finals with a 6-1 second leg triumph.
Liverpool await them in the final at Wembley and Pochettino will not have a better opportunity to get his Chelsea tenure up and running with a trophy.