Gary Neville agrees with Jamie Carragher and Rio Ferdinand on Chelsea title claim

Former full-back and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has agreed with Rio Ferdinand and Jamie Carragher, backing Thomas Tuchel to lead Chelsea to Premier League glory.

Starting the league in the imperious form that saw the west Londoners pick up their second ever Champions League title back in May, wins against the London duo of Crystal Palace and Arsenal has Tuchel’s side joint top of the table with West Ham and their next opponents on the weekend Liverpool.

Romelu Lukaku, alongside third-choice goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, have been the only additions to date ahead of the August 31 deadline.

However, we are expecting some imminent movement as football.london understands that Kurt Zouma’s proposed move to West Ham could trigger Chelsea into making an official offer to Sevilla for their star defender Jules Kounde.

Additionally, it has been reported that Marina Granovskaia is in talks with Atletico Madrid to try and secure a loan with an option to buy type of deal for once £80million rated Saul Niguez.

Two more signings on top of the £98m spent on Lukaku earlier on in the window would set the German boss up well for a potential Premier League title challenge and even a defence of his Champions League crown, with the quality in depth that could be present within the Blues set up come August 31.

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Neville co-commentated on the west London clubs’ comfortable 2-0 win last weekend against north London rivals Arsenal, a game that saw the Serie A MVP winner open his Chelsea account and at the same time prove to the world that he now means business again.

Post-match in his podcast with Martin Tyler, the well-known TV personality predicted big things for the club from SW6 this season after getting a first glimpse of what to expect from last season’s European Champions.

“This Chelsea team look like they have got everything,” Neville said on his personal podcast.

“They can keep possession through midfield, they have great composure.



Gary Neville is clearly a big fan of Raphael Varane
Gary Neville is clearly a big fan of Raphael Varane

“They can also cross and score from crosses, and they can also defend set-pieces.

“Chelsea look to me, like out there today, a team right at the top of their game.

“It’s difficult to go from fourth place to champions, we all know that but I feel like they could.”

He then went on to explain that if City would have secured Tottenham striker Harry Kane before the deadline, then the advantage would be with Pep Guardiola, but as it’s been reported by football.london,the 28-year-old will be staying at least till the end of this season.

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Neville’s views on last season’s fourth-placed Premier League team have also been echoed by former United teammate Rio Ferdinand.

“Have you seen Chelsea’s stats? They’re my team to win the league next year,” Ferdinand explained on his Vibe With Five podcast not long after last season finished.

“Since Tuchel’s come they’re top of almost every category: goals conceded, chances created. What he’s done going in there deserves nothing but applause.”

Similarly, former Liverpool defender Carragher also believes they will be in contention to win the title next season.

“Oh yeah, I really do think so,” he said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show when asked if Chelsea would be in the picture.

“It’s looked for the last couple of seasons that no-one could really match City at certain times, Liverpool have for a couple of years, but I think we’ve got now maybe two or three other teams besides Liverpool who could really match Manchester City.”

Chelsea’s title credentials will certainly be put to the test this weekend as they face fellow contenders and 2019/20 Premier League champions Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday Night Football.

Source by Football London

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