Former Chelsea Left-Back Graeme Le Saux thinks the Blues shouldn’t be underestimated in the title race, the Express reports.
Le Saux won the Premier League back in 1995 during his time with Blackburn Rovers. He knows what it takes to be triumphant in the most competitive of Europe’s top five leagues, so those involved ought to listen to his thoughts.
As the Express report, the 48-year-old tipped Manchester City to win the title ahead of arch-rivals Manchester United, but Le Saux thinks his former club still has a chance of winning back-to-back league titles, despite the six-point deficit.
Le Saux is quoted by the Express saying:
“Chelsea are a team that have a real resilience and mental toughness and that will always see them there or thereabouts come the end of the season.”
The Englishman who appeared 312 times for Chelsea also believes Man City wouldn’t have won Saturday’s match had Alvaro Morata not picked up an injury in the first half, as the Express report:
“I do think that Morata had stayed on the pitch, it could quite easily have finished as a draw against Man City.”
League leaders City do now have that six point lead over Chelsea so there is ground for us to make up despite only being seven games into the season. Once Morata is fit and firing once again, though, it’s very much game on.