Former Valencia manager Gary Neville says Chelsea rivals in the title race will have to ‘produce the greatest run in Premier League history’ if they want to catch Antonio Conte‘s side this season.
Neville told Sky Sports MNF: “I don’t think it’s so much about whether Chelsea will drop points – they will”.
“It’s whether the others are capable of putting together, potentially, the greatest run in Premier League history to win 14, 13 games on the bounce on the way in”.
“You’re still relying on Chelsea losing three or four matches and winning 13 or 14 games. I’m not sure we’ve got the trust in the other teams yet to think they can do that”.
Manchester City have now 52 points following their last victory against Bournemouth, while Chelsea are leading the table with 60 points so far.
“The fact that Europe’s starting again for many of the teams will make it even more difficult – Neville added – I think Chelsea are strong favourites, it could happen, but Chelsea would have to get injuries to key players – that’s the one thing that would cause a big problem to Chelsea,”