Garry Neville on a potential huge problem for Chelsea


Garry Neville on a potential huge problem for Chelsea
Garry Neville on a potential huge problem for Chelsea

Chelsea can be said to have started this season well. They played a good match against Liverpool (1:1) at Stamford Bridge and showed that there is quality in the team. Manchester United legend Garry Neville believes that Pochettino has a good team and system, but that a problem could arise if his wing-backs are injured.

‘There’s a lot to work with, a lot of potential, and I think they’ve got the right coach to turn that potential into high-quality performances,’ Neville said, as quoted by METRO. ‘What we’ve seen [on Sunday] is that Chelsea have fantastic wing-backs but they’ve both gone off, first game of the season.

That will destroy Pochettino’s plans. If you’re going to play wing-backs, they have to be outstanding players of high quality, who attack like wingers and defend like full-backs, and they have that. But the big question mark is if those two can stay fit.

Those wing-backs are crucial and if they lose them the whole thing could fall apart a little.’

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Garry Neville believes that Chelsea have a good system. Two midfielders: Fernandez and Gallagher have shown that they have quality.

Neville blames some players for certain flaws, but he still believes that Pochettino can make a team that will fight for the very top. ‘I was a bit worried about Chelsea in the first half hour. It was a change of system that came out of the blue.

They grew in the game and that wasn’t there at the end of last season – they were disgraceful at times. They threw in the towel. They were persistent and kept going [on Sunday], epitomised by the two midfielders.

[Enzo] Fernandez and [Conor] Gallagher started to dominate. There is a lot to look forward to. What you did see about Chelsea is the frantic nature of [Mykhailo] Mudryk, [Ian] Maatsen and [Nicolas] Jackson. They run offside, they’re too quick in their play, they aren’t cold in the box, they’re a bit too emotional, but Mauricio Pochettino will bring that to them on the training pitch.’

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