Renowned Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, shares his insights on the highly anticipated Premier League encounter between Chelsea and Manchester City. Merson envisions a potentially thrilling clash between the two football powerhouses when they meet this weekend.
Merson’s optimism for Chelsea’s performance is fueled by the Blues’ recent victory over Tottenham, which ended the latter’s undefeated start to the Premier League season in a stunning 4-1 win on Monday night.
During an appearance on Sky Sports, Merson expressed his view, saying, “A draw for Chelsea would be a commendable outcome, but it’s certainly not a ‘free pass’ for them.”
“Playing in front of 38,000 at Stamford Bridge against the best team in the world, Chelsea fans turn up to win, not to make sure their team doesn’t get beaten by two or three.
“When you play for big football clubs, you are expected to go out and win or give it a go. Chelsea win trophies.
“Tottenham were going to have a go at Chelsea and that is why I was bullish about them being able to get something. That plays into Chelsea’s hands.
“Man City will be the same. Chelsea will undoubtedly present challenges, but Man City will also pose significant obstacles. Merson’s verdict sets the stage for an exciting and closely contested battle on the field.