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Chelsea’s top-four chances questioned by ex-Blues defender

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A Champions League qualification spot would be out of reach for Chelsea should they fail to raise their levels, fears Frank Leboeuf.

Chelsea have failed to put their problems of the last season in the past despite spending lavishly in the recently concluded transfer market.

Frank Lampard’s side could only manage to salvage a point from what played out to be a six-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The 3-3 draw against Southampton leaves them seventh in the league standings, with the London side having amassed a meager eight points from a possible 15.

Over €200 million was spent to bolster the squad at Stamford Bridge in summer but the huge investment has hardly shown promising signs of a possible return so far.

“I’m not convinced at all about Chelsea right now. It’s like they don’t know each other, they’re not fit enough, I’m very worried,” said an anxious Frank Leboeuf, speaking to ESPN.

“I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt because I don’t know what they’re worth, but, really, if they keep on performing like that, for sure they’re not going to finish in the top four.”

It is only going to get more intense for Chelsea in the coming week as a league trip to Manchester United awaits them immediately after which is the Champions League opener against Sevilla.