Paul Merson names the three Chelsea players who could end Manchester City’s title defence
Paul Merson believes Chelsea’s young guns could end Manchester City’s Premier League title defence.
The in-form Blues travel to the Etihad following the conclusion of the international break, where they will be hoping to claim their seventh consecutive league victory.
Pep Guardiola’s men, who were defeated 3-1 at Anfield at the weekend, are currently nine points adrift of Liverpool and Merson says any more slip ups could effectively seal the title for the Reds.
Frank Lampard’s side are currently above City in the Premier League, and the Arsenal hero has named Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic as the men who could seal Man City’s fate.
He told Sky Sports: “You have to remember that City have Chelsea at home next who are good going forward and you are talking about a team who are going to give you problems at the back with Abraham, Mount and Pulisic.
“This is going to be a problem game and if they do not win that game and Liverpool win…
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“City have to get through their next six or seven games before they can be title contenders again. They have not got a good run, but if they win all of them and are still in the title race come Christmas, then I will go fair enough.”
Merson also admitted he believes it would take a monumental effort to stop Liverpool claiming their first top-flight title in almost 30 years.
He added: “Liverpool have lost one game in the last 51 and they have played City three times in that time, so I just do not see them losing four or five games ’till the end of the season.
“I just think Liverpool are too good and I just do not see them getting beaten by any of the lesser teams. ‘And if they do, they have to score two or three goals, which is not going to happen.”
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