Chelsea are third on the Premier League table, just three points behind Manchester City and Manchester United who sit top of the table.
Chelsea hero Pat Nevin has admitted that Chelsea would find it tough to win the league this season due to the form of Manchester United and Manchester City.
However, he admitted that Chelsea’s strength in depth could help the Blues in the race for the title.
He wrote in the official Chelsea website: “Having been at Watford to see Man City on Saturday it was a bit of an eye-opener as to the level Pep has got his team to this season. It is only one game (although they did score five against Liverpool as well I guess) but they were a joy to watch. That is the standard this season along with the power of Jose’s Man United and I do not think anyone would argue against the suggestion this is going to a hard league for anyone to win.”
He then revealed that Chelsea’s strength in depth would mean a quality side will play against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night in the league cup.
He continued: “So Nottingham Forest shouldn’t necessarily expect to line up against a very youthful line-up in the Carabao Cup. There are quite a few players who want anything but a rest at the moment. Michy Batshuayi is another having already got off the mark for us this season in the Champions League after scoring well in pre-season and notching regularly at the end of last season too. He wants as many sights of goal as possible. As a striker, you always want to stay sharp and once again that is all about game-time.
“Tucked in nicely near the top of the Premier League, sitting top of the group in the Champions League, a win against Forest set us up for three of the most interesting and informative games of the season. Stoke away is always a litmus test of your passion. The 2-1 win there last season was as gritty as any performance on the way to picking up the title. This is followed by Atletico Madrid and Manchester City, two teams who would not surprise me if are in the Champions League semi-finals at the end of the season.
“Antonio knows that many of his players will be needed to do a lot of different things in the next few weeks because of the very different tactical systems they will come up against.”