Liverpool legend Graeme Souness: What makes Chelsea very dangerous
Liverpool legend Graeme Souness says Chelsea have a way of winning games when they’re not at their best
Graeme Souness says Chelsea’s ability to grind out victories even when they’re not playing well makes the Premier League leaders “very dangerous”.
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, who is in the running to win the PFA player and young player of the year awards, sealed three points with his 13th Premier League goal of the season in the first half on Saturday.
Chelsea have a way of winning games when they’re not at their best, and that makes them very dangerous
However, United, who had won their previous six games before their clash against the leaders, had 70 per cent of the possession and registered 15 attempts on Thibaut Courtois’ goal.
Despite a dominant performance from Louis van Gaal’s side, Chelsea held on to secure three points, and Souness believes the result highlighted one of the west London side’s big strengths.
“It was done before today,” Souness told Sky Sports. “That group of players wouldn’t [blow it] if they’d lost today.
“You’ve seen what they’re about today. They were far from being at their best; they had a game plan and they stuck to it.
“They’ve ended up having 30 per cent of possession playing in front of their own supporters – they would not have enjoyed it. But like all the best teams they find a way to win.
“Chelsea have a way of winning games when they’re not at their best, and that makes them very dangerous.”
Chelsea are 10 points clear of second-placed Arsenal ahead of their trip to Emirates Stadium in the Premier League next Sunday.
Jose Mourinho is looking to win his third Premier League crown with Chelsea.