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.
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.”
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:
How do you write off a team that had the hardest opening fixtures and still at the top of the table, is the Champions of Europe, has top coach, strengthen their squad in summer and has one the best squad at the moment?— Musa💙 (@CFC_Musa) October 14, 2021
What do expect from a former Man united player?
He also Said man United could easily Beat Villarreal and win the EL.— Roman Abramovic (@londonisblue23) October 15, 2021
I’m not listening to a failed manager 😂— Cfc Chibuikem (@chibuikem_henry) October 15, 2021
I like this, put the pressure on them so we win it silently 😁😁— Mason Mount 19💙 (@Mason_Mount_19) October 15, 2021
We don’t listen to Paul Scholes— Farai Mush CFC (@mush_farai) October 15, 2021
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.
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.