Paul Merson picks out three Chelsea aces as red flags for Manchester City

Chelsea stars are on a roll at the moment.

They take on the mighty Manchester City next week and Paul Merson has warned City to look out for the three Chelsea stars who can end City’s title defence by beating them.

Discussing the title race, Merson told Sky Sports: ‘You have to remember that City have Chelsea at home next who are good going forward and you are talking about a team who are going to give you problems at the back with Abraham, Mount and Pulisic. ‘This is going to be a problem game and if they do not win that game and Liverpool win…

‘City have to get through their next six or seven games before they can be title contenders again. They have not got a good run, but if they win all of them and are still in the title race come Christmas, then I will go fair enough.’

He added: ‘Liverpool have lost one game in the last 51 and they have played City three times in that time, so I just do not see them losing four or five games ’till the end of the season.

‘That is what they would have to lose as City would not be able to afford to lose any games if they only lost three. ‘So for me, I think it is Liverpool’s to throw away – if they do not win it this year, I cannot tell you when they will win it again. ‘I do not see City catching them, not with their defensive problems at the moment. They are just nowhere near good enough defensively.

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