Chelsea are still missing killer instinct, says Man United legend
Gary Neville examines the points Chelsea have dropped this season
Gary Neville believes Chelsea are still lacking a killer instinct despite the Blues maintaining their unbeaten start to the Premier League on Sunday.
Didier Drogba, who was drafted in to replace sidelined Diego Costa, broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute before Robin van Persie netted a stoppage-time equaliser for Manchester United.
We are demanding a lot here from what is a fantastic team – they have got to get to that next level
Chelsea have squandered a winning position and failed to recover three points on two occasions this season, drawing 1-1 with both Manchester clubs over the past month.
And former Red Devils defender Neville reckons there are still improvements to be made to Jose Mourinho’s unbeaten Chelsea side if they want to compete at the very top level.
“If a team is going to be playing for a 1-0 then you’d better see it out,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“When I saw Jose Mourinho two weeks ago, he talked about the 2005 team and the team he had then compared to the team he has now. He said the killer instinct is missing.
“When I look at the statistics from all those years ago they are staggering statistics for the team he had first time around. They scored first 28 times and only dropped two points [in those games].
“This team, this season, even though they are at a really high level, have scored first seven times and dropped four points.
“If you’re moving up a level in the next few weeks – and we are demanding a lot here from what is a fantastic team – they have got to get to that next level.
“I think they let United off the hook in the 15 minutes after the goal yesterday.”