LONDON: A 12 -point gap between English Premier League leaders Chelsea and Manchester United after just 12 games has left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer losing his job as manager at Old Trafford.
But it’s not too late for United to change their fortunes this season, at least by following in Chelsea’s footsteps last season.
Less than a year ago, Chelsea also sacked former legendary manager Frank Lampard from Stamford Bridge.
Four months later, the same squad was crowned European champions as a result of an immediate transformation under Thomas Tuchel.
The progress continues this season as Chelsea are seen as able to break the dominance of Manchester City and Liverpool who have dominated the title race for the past four seasons.
Tuchel’s men outscored City by three points while Liverpool were four points behind them.
Despite losing Romelo Lukaku’s most expensive purchase to injury, Chelsea are still at their best since returning from an international break in November.
Leicester were beaten 3-0 at King Power last weekend before Juventus suffered their biggest defeat in the Champions League with a 4-0 result on Tuesday.
“I’m happy to be at the club every day and be part of this team. They have a great attitude, high determination and are always thirsty for victory, so we want to maintain the energy and atmosphere in this group.
“Challenges are always waiting and it’s great because it keeps us always trying,” Tuchel said.