Chelsea are still missing killer instinct, says Man United legend

Gary Neville examines the points Chelsea have dropped this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

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

Gary Neville

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.”

Lucas Torreira
Diego Simeone rates Lucas Torreira’s debut for Atletico Madrid
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand reacts to Marcus Rashford’s goal in Man United’s 2-1 win over PSG
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Sevilla
Glenn Hoddle
‘A massive bonus’: Glenn Hoddle names one positive for Chelsea FC after Sevilla draw
Juan Mata
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends message to Man United fans about Juan Mata
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker reacts to Marcus Rashford’s winner in Man United’s 2-1 win at PSG
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Virgil van Dijk
‘I’m ready for the challenge’: Virgil van Dijk breaks silence on Liverpool FC injury blow
Alexander Zverev
Andrey Rublev wins fourth title of 2020 in St Petersburg to move closer to Nitto ATP Finals
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for PSG v Man United