Paul Scholes really seems to have it in for Chelsea. The Manchester United legend has been outspoken in his criticism of Thomas Tuchel’s side this season despite the Blues sitting top of the Premier League table.
The BT Sport pundit has questioned the strength of the London club’s defence (despite the fact they have only conceded four league goals), and now he has claimed that Manchester United are more than a match for them, despite the Red Devils’ recent home defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City:
“Are we really surprised by United being short of City and Liverpool? I don’t think they’re massively short of Chelsea though. I think they could go and beat teams like Chelsea. And I think the same now is going to happen again – we’ll struggle against the big teams, we might go on a run now – beat all the teams we expect to and think we’re a good team again.”
It does leave you wondering why Scholes is so determined to play down Chelsea’s title chances. It could simply be down to trying to deliberately court controversy in order to attract attention, but some of his remarks are so off the mark, they are pretty ridiculous.
Not many Chelsea supporters would claim they are superior to Liverpool or City but you don’t have to be an expert to see the Blues are a million miles ahead of United. For some reason, Scholes sees it differently.