Manchester United legend Gary Neville has warned the rest of the Premier League that Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea will be very difficult to stop this season.
“It was interesting because I’d expect Manchester United to beat Newcastle the way in which they did – with or without Ronaldo,” said the United legend on The Gary Neville Podcast.
“But then I went home from Salford to watch the Chelsea-Villa game and Villa played well, and Villa are a decent side, but Chelsea again, just like robotic, methodical.
“When they scored that first goal, Lukaku, I just thought, ‘Ooh, it’s ominous’. The striker scoring, guaranteed, the players in behind him, a good midfield. They’re going to be very difficult to stop.
“The talk will all be about Manchester – Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United – but Chelsea I think everyone knows they’re serious.
“We’ve watched them now two or three times this season, I watched them against Liverpool at Anfield and it was a real performance.
“They’re just a good team. Good at Arsenal, they’ve got Tottenham next week away from home, that will be interesting.”