Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes that Chelsea is one of the favorites to win the Premier League title. They survived an onslaught by Brentford in the closing minutes of the game after Ben Chilwell gave them the lead early on in the first half. It was his third goal in as many matches for both club and country. Edouard Mendy continued his superb form in goal making a couple of scintillating saves to keep the European Champions ahead.
“I think Chelsea can win the title,” Gary Neville said after Chelsea beat Brighton. “I know people will say Manchester City or Liverpool and you can’t disagree with that given what they’ve done over the last three or four years. City’s performance at Chelsea a few weeks ago was incredible, but I do feel this Chelsea team is resilient and is tough to play against. I can’t think that any team in the league would like to play against them.”
“I know Brentford have enjoyed the last 10 to 15 minutes, but this was a tough game for them for the first 70-80 minutes. They couldn’t get into it, they had to change and they had a bit of joy at the end,” he added. “That was a Chelsea team that had a few players missing as well, and they’ve got so many to come back. They had so many good players coming off the bench too, so I feel they’ve got a great shout of winning the title.”