TV pundit Paul Merson claims that clubs like Arsenal or Manchester United need a new spine in their team if they want to challenge Chelsea for the title next season.
Merson stated that he analysed the team spine of every Premier League club and Chelsea’s one is far better than anyone else:
“I’ve just gone through the whole spine of the team. Every team has to have a good spine to win anything and I think they need new faces in every position down the centre – that’s worrying”
“Look at Chelsea, they’ve got one of the best goalkeepers in the world in Courtois. They’ve got John Terry – different class. Nemanja Matic – different class. Diego Costa – different class. If the spine isn’t strong you’re not winning anything”.