Chelsea have been dominant for the majority of the season, particularly since the turn of the year, but ex-Manchester United player and current Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes that Antonio Conte’s side will be feeling a little worried.
The Blues lost for only the fourth time in the Premier League this season when they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
It was also their first loss in nine league fixtures, and even though they still have a seven-point lead at the top of the table, their rivals are breathing down their necks.
Tottenham Hotspur are the closest challengers with nine games left to play after they dismantled Burnley 2-0 at the weekend.
Liverpool are three points further back, but they have played a game more, while Manchester City are 11 points adrift of the top.
Despite Pep Guardiola’s side being the furthest behind in the top-four pack, Neville believes that the West London outfit are fearful heading into Wednesday’s clash against City at Stamford Bridge.
The former full-back told Sky Sports:
“I think Chelsea will be worried about Tottenham a little bit, but they’ll be more worried about Manchester City.”
Neville also expressed disappointment that City did not make a statement by going to Arsenal on Sunday and nabbing all three points.
City held the lead twice, but were eventually restricted to a 2-2 draw by the Gunners, who are seven points outside of the top four.