Man United sent clear warning about Chelsea in the title race

Pat Nevin believes that both Manchester United and Manchester City will be worried about Chelsea this season

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Manchester United and Manchester City will be looking over their shoulders in the race for the Premier League title in the coming weeks if Chelsea continue their good form, according to Pat Nevin.

The Blues are looking to try and defend their Premier League title this season after they won the trophy in style in Antonio Conte’s first campaign in charge at the club last season.

Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League table as they try and catch the Manchester clubs during the hectic festive period.

The west London club’s next chance to close the gap will come on Saturday lunchtime, when Chelsea host Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League’s early kick-off.

And former Chelsea winger Nevin reckons that the two Manchester clubs will be concerned by the west London club’s recent good form.

Nevin wrote in his column for Chelsea’s website: “Through in the Champions League with a game to spare, a late equaliser at one of the most difficult trips in any season at Anfield, but more importantly a whole host of players playing at or about their best, in a team that has rediscovered its form.

“Between now and Christmas there are a huge number of games all in quick succession.

“We have something close to a full squad, most in good form and improving, so it is a good place to be.

“The Manchester clubs may have a points advantage just now, but there will be some nervous looks over their shoulders if this form continues.”

Manchester United have also been in good form in recent weeks, with the Red Devils having beaten Watford 4-2 at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night.

Next up for Jose Mourinho’s men is a crunch clash against Arsenal at The Emirates on Saturday evening as they look to gain revenge for their 2-0 loss in the same fixture last season.

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