Chelsea aren’t far away from where they want to be, says Blues legend
Chelsea legend Pat Nevin is pleased with the Blues's progress
Chelsea aren’t hugely far away from where they really want to be, according to Pat Nevin.
The Blues were denied victory at Old Trafford on Sunday after Robin van Persie’s stoppage-time strike cancelled out Didier Drogba’s opener.
My overview of the weekend is that we are not hugely far away from where we really want to be
Manchester United legend Gary Neville was critical of Chelsea’s lack of a killer instinct after letting a winning position slip for the second time in the Premier League this season.
However, former Blues midfielder Nevin is feeling confident after the west London side’s performance against the 20-time English champions.
“It was certainly an end-to-end sort of affair, not at all like our last visit to Old Trafford soon after Jose had returned to the club,” Nevin wrote in his blog on Chelsea’s website.
“The biggest disappointment for the game as a spectacle was not having Rooney andCosta out there, but it was nonetheless a good advertisement for the game even if, in terms of pure quality, El Clasico maybe just had the edge.
“That is not to say that Chelsea couldn’t give Barca or Real Madrid a fright or indeed a defeat over a couple of legs.
“Maybe even more than the final result, my overview of the weekend is that we are not hugely far away from where we really want to be in a European sense as well as a domestic sense, and that is at the pinnacle.”