Paul Ince warns Man United: Chelsea have no weaknesses

The former Manchester United midfielder believes Antonio Conte's Chelsea side have no weaknesses

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screen grab

Paul Ince believes Antonio Conte has struck the perfect balance in his Chelsea side.

The Premier League leaders are sitting seven points clear at the top of the table with seven games to go in the title race.

Chelsea have won their last two Premier League games thanks to victories over Manchester City and Bournemouth following a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

Conte transformed the west London side’s fortunes at the start of the 2016-17 season after the Italian opted to switch to a 3-4-3 formation.

Chelsea’s new formation yielded a return of 13 successive Premier League victories and the Blues have only lost two of their last 24 games in the English top flight.

Writing in his Paddy Power column about Chelsea’s strengths ahead of their trip to Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, Ince said:

“Chelsea on the other hand, just seem to have the perfect balance to their outfit. They’re defensive solid, they’re creative, The Blues have got power throughout the side and in the top third of the pitch they’ve one of the best players in Hazard – as well as Diego Costa scoring for fun.

“There’s really no chinks in their armour and when you look at the rest of Chelsea’s challengers, they’re all missing something.”

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Chelsea finished in tenth place in the Premier League table last season but signed five players in the summer transfer window to overhaul their squad.

The Blues are looking to win their second title in three seasons.

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