Chelsea news: Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been proven wrong after he made some controversial statements about Chelsea. The former United midfielder commented that Chelsea had the ‘worst’ defence in the Premier League, among the top teams.
Paul Scholes in an interview had commented that in the top four, Chelsea’s defence was the weakest. He commented that the Blues had an ageing unit with the youngsters, not at their best.
“I also think defensively, I think you’re not great defensively,” Scholes said. Rudiger’s been really good but outside of that, you’ve got Thiago Silva who’s what 36, 37, he’s not going to play every game.“
“Christensen’s a young player. I’m not sure you’ll score enough goals or if defensively you’re good enough.
“Liverpool have got the best centre-backs. City have got two great ones, I think United have got two really good ones, I think Chelsea are the weakest out of the four at the back.”
However, Chelsea have made the pundit eat humble pie with their result against Brentford in Saturday night. A 1-0 win for Thomas Tuchel’s men sees them go to the top of the Premier League.
Ironically Paul Scholes’s former team Manchester United succumbed to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Leicester City. Scholes had earlier said that Manchester United had ‘two great centre backs’. One must consider that Manchester United recently purchased highly experienced player Raphael Varane for £40 million from Real Madrid CF. Even after his inclusion, they have not been able to improve much.
This statement has come to haunt him with his predictions going horribly wrong. While on one hand, Chelsea’s young defence lead by Sarr, Christensen and Chalobah earned a clean sheet; Harry Maguire conceded a goal on the other.
Chelsea news: Paul Scholes’s prediction goes horribly wrong
Although Paul Scholes believes Manchester United have a great defence, that is not the case. The Red Devils have conceded the most goals amidst the top eight teams. Moreover, that’s a big factor to their poor form.
However Chelsea currently have six clean sheets to their name which is the joint highest in the league. This is an impressive record especially when a pundit labels them as having ‘the worst defence’ in the top four teams.
Additionally it was the young players like Malang Sarr, Andreas Christensen and Trevoh Chalobah who got a hard-earned victory for Chelsea. Eduoard Mendy also was called into action multiple times.
Chelsea and Manchester United will meet each other in the Premier League on the 28th of November. Only time will be able to show which team has the better defence and can come out victorious.