'Do people not realise': Some Chelsea fans cannot believe what Paul Scholes has said about them

Chelsea supporters on social media set about silencing Paul Scholes for his recent remarks regarding the Premier League title race.

Scholes joined Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports’ Overlap channel to discuss the fight for top-flight supremacy.

After just seven games, the front four has already formed a familiar look.

Thomas Tuchel’s side perch a point above Liverpool in first place, who are closely being trailed by both Manchester clubs.

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Paul predicts the future

Despite the Blues’ promising position, Scholes dismissed their chances of claiming ultimate domestic glory.

“I think it’s between Liverpool and Manchester City, I do think there is three great teams (including Chelsea),” said the former Manchester United midfielder.

“I just think City and Liverpool, watching that game (between the two sides) the quality was just so high, I just can’t see any other team getting close to them.”

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A bold prediction that may or may not come back to haunt the Salford City co-owner.

One that Blues fans hoped would be proved completely wrong come May time next year.

Here’s how they reacted to Scholes’ statement on Twitter:

Bees looking for a sting

It is certainly too early to call the final league standings, especially as there is such a tight huddle towards the summit of the mountain.

Chelsea are currently only four points ahead of seventh-placed Brentford, who they take on tomorrow afternoon.

From third to sixth, their tallies all stand at 14.

Nobody has pulled away just yet, but one slip-up could prove costly in a contest of such fine margins.

And the Bees might be able to provide just the banana skin Chelsea’s rivals have been waiting for on Saturday.

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Having already drawn against Liverpool, Thomas Frank’s team are proving to be a nuisance for the established elite.

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola will be indebted to Brentford if they can make a significant mark on the Champions League holders.

However, a Chelsea victory will help fasten their grip on the league’s top spots.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.