Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas is certain that Chelsea will struggle to achieve results this season.
The Arsenal and Celtic legend made this known while he was doing his punditry job on Sky Sports.
Charlie Nicholas predicted pain and suffering for Chelsea who were unable to improve their squad this summer as a result of the transfer ban slammed on them by FIFA.
According to him, Frank Lampard has to rely on young players this season and that will be difficult for the club legend to achieve a lot with the current situation.
The former Arsenal striker also talked about the Blues’ upcoming league clash with Leicester City as he praised the quality of the Foxes under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers.
According to Charlie Nicholas, Chelsea will lose 2-1 to Leicester City in the game scheduled for Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.
Frank Lampard and Chelsea will be playing their first game of the season at home when they entertain the Foxes at Stamford Bridge.
It would be the first competitive game for new manager Frank Lampard at home.
Chelsea started their season with the 4-0 thrashing at the home of Manchester United before the UEFA Super Cup defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night.