LONDON: Thomas Tuchel admits Chelsea face a tough challenge to end the rivalry in the top four of the English Premier League after a 0-0 draw in their first game against the Wolves.
Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard who was sacked with Chelsea in the middle of the league after a series of disappointing results.
The former Paris Saint-Germain operator, however, failed to inspire his first appearance at Stamford Bridge.
After the match Tuchel admitted that Chelsea did not have a chance to win the league and face a difficult challenge to hunt for a place in the Champions League next season.
Chelsea, five points behind fourth-placed West Ham, have won just two of their last nine league games.
“The title is too far away, we need to be realistic for now. When you become Chelsea’s manager, the expectation is to win titles, the Premier League, the Champions League and trophies.
“It’s very clear, but at the same time we need to be realistic that there are a lot of teams as well as points between us and fourth place.
“So maybe this is the best time to improve the position, and we can’t lose focus by looking too far.
“I’m sure we have the ability to beat every team in leagues and tournaments, and my job is to make it a reality,” Tuchel said.