Gary Neville Gives Three Reasons Chelsea Could Win The Premier League
Gary Neville has rated the top Premier League sides on their chances of lifting the Premier League come the end of the season.
Interestingly, while the pundit still believes that reigning champions Liverpool are favourites to lift the trophy, he also thinks Frank Lampard's Chelsea could have a good chance.
The Blues are currently in third place on 22 points - two behind Liverpool and league leaders Tottenham.
Despite being behind them currently, Neville still thinks that Lampard has a better chance than his former boss Jose Mourinho at Spurs after the pair's 0-0 stalemate last month.
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"The more I see Chelsea week by week, the more I'm impressed and that performance of Chelsea last week went up in my estimation having now seen what Tottenham gave done to Man City and Arsenal because it was a really measured, clever performance from Chelsea and actually, they should have won that game," he said on his Sky Sports podcast.
He added his reasons why the Blues could end up with top spot: "They are impressing me and for me, they have got a real chance. I think Chelsea have got more of a chance to win the league than Spurs because they have got N'Golo Kante, Thiago Silva, and players who could navigate them to it.
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"The club always wins trophies under Roman Abramovich, there is something there. They have got good, talented players and they also do the ugly side of the game as well, so they are a real threat."
However, for Neville the favourites are still Jurgen Klopp and co., but there could be an upset.
"I still think they win this league, but there are just some little
things that are going against them that have not gone against them in
the last couple of years.
"And the same with City and that makes it interesting and there are just a couple of teams, Chelsea at the moment, Tottenham that are just looking at them and thinking: 'They are not right and we are OK here, we are just starting to hit form and spirit and we are getting closer to them'."
Chelsea are up against Everton on Saturday evening, which will be a big test to see if Neville's predictions hold weight.
The Toffees have struggled since a bright start under former Stamford Bridge favourite Carlo Ancelotti, but will still provide stern opposition for Lampard's side.
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