Pat Nevin sends blunt Chelsea warning to Liverpool in title race

Pat Nevin feels that Chelsea can make a Premier League title statement against Leicester this weekend

Pat Nevin believes that Chelsea can deflate Liverpool’s title hopes ahead of their crunch trip to Manchester United on Sunday by beating Leicester the day before.

The Blues are currently the heavy favourites to win the Premier League title this season after their brilliant run of 13 wins in a row left them top of the table.

Chelsea suffered a blow to their title hopes last week, however, when they were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

Despite that loss, Chelsea are still five points clear at the top of the Premier League table heading into this weekend’s round of games.

And Chelsea legend Nevin believes that a victory for the Blues against Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night would send a big message to their title rivals ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Manchester United on Sunday.

Nevin wrote in his column for Chelsea’s website: “If Chelsea could win this one against an improving Foxes team, Hull are next before Liverpool at Anfield.

“Before we face the Reds, Klopp’s men will have played Man United and Pochettino’s Spurs will have faced Manchester City. Some, and maybe all of those teams will have dropped points in that short time.

“I know I am straying into the realms of maybes and what-ifs yet again, but if we beat Leicester the day before, it would be such a proverbial punch in the solar plexus to Liverpool and United in particular who play the next day.

“Those circumstances might just finish one of them off as a credible challenge.”

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Chelsea finished 10th and without a trophy last season after a campaign to forget.

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