Gary Neville predicts where Chelsea will finish this season
Gary Neville has his say about Chelsea's Premier League title hopes this season under Antonio Conte
Gary Neville doesn’t believe that Chelsea are capable of winning the Premier League title this season.
The Blues are hoping to try and defend their Premier League crown this term after having won the title in style in Antonio Conte’s first campaign at the club last season.
However, Chelsea did not have the distraction of European football last season as they were able to focus purely on domestic affairs.
This season, the Blues have been competing once again in the Champions League and they have successfully booked their place in the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition.
Their form in the Premier League has not been quite as consistent as last term, with Antonio Conte’s men currently third in the table and nine points behind leaders Manchester City.
Chelsea will aim to pile the pressure on the two Manchester clubs by beating West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
But former Manchester United defender Neville has admitted that he’s not quite sure whether the Blues have what it takes to defend their title this season.
Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, Neville said: “You have to take them seriously. Eden Hazard is wonderful.
“[But] something isn’t quite right with Chelsea. They’re short somewhere. They’re not at the level that they were last year. You don’t feel like they’ll challenge.”
Chelsea have won the Premier League title in two of the last three seasons.