Glen Johnson insists Chelsea are ‘the ONLY team’ that can challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title… while criticizing Liverpool’s lack of squad depth
- Former fullback Johnson played for both the Blues and Reds in his career
- He supported Thomas Tuchel’s side as the champions’ one and only challengers
- Johnson claimed Liverpool were a few injuries away from damaging their team
Glen Johnson has maintained that Chelsea are the only side that can truly challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title, claiming Liverpool’s lack of squad depth could hinder them.
The Blues defeated the defending champion Pep Guardiola three times in six weeks, in the FA Cup semi-final, Premier League and Champions League final respectively.
And former Chelsea and Liverpool fullback Johnson told BonusCodeBet that adding striker Romelu Lukaku made Thomas Tuchel’s side a ‘real threat’.
Glen Johnson have backed Thomas Tuchel (pictured above) and Chelsea as the only side to challenge defending champions Manchester City for the Premier League title this season
Ex-Liverpool full-back Johnson said the Reds’ lack of squad depth could hamper their title bid
He said: “Any team that wants to try and take on Manchester City will have to improve on last season. But if anyone can push Manchester City this year, it’s Chelsea.
“Thomas Tuchel has done a great job with a fantastic young squad and they have added a world class striker in Romelu Lukaku. Chelsea will be a real threat this season.
Liverpool don’t have the squad depth to challenge Manchester City and Chelsea this season. However, they have a strong group of 15 or 16 players who can compete for the league, if they stay fit.
Johnson, who also played for Chelsea, said signing Romelu Lukaku made them a ‘real threat’
Liverpool are two or three injuries away from serious damage to their team, while Manchester City’s second team could still make the top six. This kind of power and depth can make all the difference in the later months of the season.”
Defending champions Liverpool finished third last season after serious long-term injuries to a number of key players, including Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson, thwarted their title bids.
After three league games so far this season, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are in third to fifth place with seven points, while Manchester City are seventh with six.