Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has revealed why Chelsea will not win the Premier League title this campaign.
According to Scholes, Frank Lampard’s side are still one year away from challenging for the league title, as young players like Mason Mount and Kai Havertz still need time to develop.
The London side fell to their second consecutive defeat in the Premier League after a 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Tuesday.
And Scholes feels Chelsea don’t have enough creativity in the team. He said: “I just think there is a lack of creativity on the pitch. (N’Golo) Kante does what he does brilliantly well. He’s got two young players next to him in Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.
“Who I think will be sensational players, but that’s why I don’t think they’ll win the league this year. It’s a bit early for them they’ll be up there, close to Manchester City and Liverpool I just don’t think they are that ready.
“But in a year’s time with a bit of experience, know-how bit more quality they’ll be up there challenging.”
Meanwhile, the former United midfielder has urged Lampard to be cautious with Thiago Silva in order to preserve him for the side’s most ‘important’ matches both domestically and in Europe.
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‘Thiago Silva coming in at 36 years of age,’ Paul Scholes told Amazon Prime Video prior to Chelsea’s Premier League game with Wolves.
‘He’s going to have to manage him carefully to get him through games. He’s going to want him to play in all the important games. Can he do that for the full season?
‘There’s no doubting he’s brought a solidness back to Chelsea along with the keeper.