According to former Chelsea captain Paul Elliot, Chelsea will struggle to challenge for the Premier League title this season because the Blues lack squad depth.
Elliot believes Manchester United and Manchester City have big enough squads to compete compared to Chelsea’s small squad.
“It is very interesting for Chelsea because they have a brilliant 13 or 14 but it’s about the strength in depth,” Elliot told Sky Sports.
“You look at Manchester United, you look at Manchester City and what is the common characteristic?
“They have got the strength in depth. It’s the quality of their substitutes that dictates a lot.
“Chelsea are going to be competing, they are going to be taking points off all of the teams around them, but I think ultimately the teams with the deepest squads – Man City and Man Utd will be very close [to winning the Premier League title].”