Former England and Manchester United defender Paul Parker believes Chelsea have the strongest midfield in the Premier League, ultimately making them his favorite to stay ahead in a highly competitive title race. Parker believes United and Liverpool will be able to push them to the end, but the Blues will ultimately prove to be too strong.
Chelsea’s midfield is perhaps the best in the Premier League.
Romelu Lukaku gives them more strength and belief that they can score the goals they missed last season. Now all they need is Lukaku to score more goals in the bigger games and that will make a huge difference.
They are going to have an unstable time because this is an integral part of football but they are looking for the most likely team to win the Premier League.
Manchester United have a capable defense and front line. Cristiano Ronaldo adds a lot. He will score in big games which is the difference between him and Lukaku.
Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood are reliable but their biggest problem is their midfield.
Chelsea was my tip at the beginning of the season to win the league and I’m sticking with it. I don’t think they’ll be comfortable. Nobody really went through with Liverpool winning the league and I think a lot of teams gave up. I don’t think we can really count the standard league last season.
This season the teams are definitely more competitive from what we’ve seen. Liverpool will be in there, they have continuity. They haven’t made many signings but they all know each other well.
Mohamed Salah still scores a lot, Sadio Mane didn’t have the best start but scored at the weekend. They are strong in the middle but weaker defensively on the right. But of course they’ll compete, score goals and keep the ball in midfield because they have decent midfielders.