United legend Scholes tips Chelsea for Premier League title

Date published: Sunday 6th November 2016 1:19

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has backed Chelsea for the title after watching them beat Everton 5-0 on Saturday evening.

Scholes believes that Antonio Conte’s team play with a style that they can keep up all season, whereas he worries about the energy levels of Liverpool.

Speaking on BT Sport, Scholes didn’t mention Manchester City, but said that Chelsea’s play is similar to Leicester’s last season, which will help them.

“I think their style of play is almost suited more to winning the title than a couple of the teams above them,” Scholes said.

“Liverpool play a high energy game that is very good at the minute, but Tottenham did the same last season and blew up in March, April. Can Liverpool keep that up, I’m not too sure.

“The way Chelsea play is more or less counter-attacking football, what Leicester did last year, it is very much suited to winning the league.

“They obviously have the quality, they have the experience, and players who have won the league before, you would have to give them a great chance.”

Scholes also claims that Manchester United can compete for the league title, and expects them to be back in the top-four race soon.

“I think they could challenge for the title. But there’s enough talent in that squad to at least be challenging for the top four and I think they eventually will.”

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