'He's so salty': Some Chelsea fans react as Paul Scholes makes fresh claim about them

Chelsea supporters on social media were mainly baffled by the latest remarks made by Paul Scholes.

Scholes has become public enemy number one for many followers of the Blues, following his criticism of their formidable defence.

“I also don’t think you’re great defensively… I think Chelsea are probably the weakest out of the top four defensively,” said the former Manchester United midfielder two weeks ago.

He did actually backtrack on this statement after Thomas Tuchel’s men kept a clean sheet against Malmo in the Champions League.

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“I was a little bit worried about them defensively but you look at their record it’s quite good actually,” admitted Scholes.

Scholes at it again

However, the ex-England international has taken another bite at the Chelsea cherry.

‘Chelsea… I’m not sure, they have been great and I think they are better than I actually give them credit for but I think it’s between Liverpool and Manchester City,” he claimed on Premier League Productions. whilst discussing the Premier League title race.

Blues fans did not take kindly to this declaration, especially as their team are currently top of the table.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

Powerhouses going head-to-head

It is almost certain the first division crown will be awarded to one of Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester City.

They have set the pace at the summit, with very few able to catch them.

Manchester United have slipped out of the European places, whilst Tottenham Hotspurs winning start under Nuno Espirito Santo is nothing more than a distant memory.

West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion are showing a valiant effort, but can they really go the distance?

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Probably not, so it really is already down the big three hitters.

In the personal battle, Chelsea held off Liverpool with ten men to earn a point, yet lost 1-0 to Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s side played out a thoroughly entertaining 2-2 draw at Anfield.

The Blues face both their nearest rivals in January, a month that could potentially decide the eventual champion.

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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.