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Chelsea finished fourth in the Premier League last season as Frank Lampard led a young Chelsea side to a Champions League finish, after losing star man Eden Hazard and being unable to strengthen his squad due to the transfer ban.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has now strengthened his squad massively ahead of the new season, with the signings of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva.
Chelsea is expected to sign Kai Havertz and possibly a new goalkeeper before the end of the transfer window, but still the Blues aren’t being rated highly by Manchester United legend Gary Neville.
Gary Neville has revealed his top four predictions for next season and still doesn’t see Chelsea finishing beyond fourth, but found a way to predict that Manchester United will finish in second even ahead of Liverpool.
Asked to reveal his top-four prediction for the new Premier League season, Neville told Stadium Astro: “I’m going to go Man City, Man United, Liverpool and Chelsea, but that’s with a little bit of hope rather than science!”
Asked about his expectations for Manchester United this season, Neville said: “Finishing third last season was a big moment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“That demonstrated progression. I think he has to break that top-two or get close to that top-two and get close to the title.
“To get close to the top-two and win a trophy – maybe in one of the cup competition – would be acceptable. He would have to get close to winning a title by his third season.
“The fans want to see progression and Manchester United have to continue to progress.”