Sam Allardyce Sends Warning To Chelsea

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Chelsea have had a tough start to the season as Frank Lampard’s side are currently 11th in the Premier League table with 5 points collected from four games.

Chelsea have already shipped in nine goals in just four games, and the Blues are yet to get their defence sorted out under Lampard.

The race for top four has been intense in the league over the years, and experienced Premier League boss Sam Allardyce has warned Chelsea that Everton could steal their place in the top six.

The Toffees are currently sixth on the table with seven points from their opening four games, and Allardyce see them as a threat.

The former Everton boss said: “I think Everton should break into the top six and if they’re going to break in, this is the season to do it. You’ve got the difficult situation at Chelsea and I feel at Manchester United as well.

“United have gone even younger than Chelsea have with their squad this year; they’ve trimmed their squad down to the smallest number of experienced players I’ve probably ever seen.

“I think Man United might find breaking in a bit of a struggle, so will Chelsea, so that gives an opening and an opportunity for a team like Everton.

“I don’t think Wolves will do it because they’re in Europe for the first time in a long, long time and that will take a toll on the squad, as we saw with Burnley last year. It’ll be difficult for them.

“But certainly Everton, with the spending power they’ve had over the last few years and the players they’ve bought…

“There are probably only three or four players who still play on a regular basis from when I was there for a short period. They’ve changed the team that much and have spent heavily in the market again.

“So I expect Everton to break into the top six.”

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