Glen Johnson believes Chelsea are the only team who can challenge current champions Manchester City for the Premier League title this season and also questioned Liverpool’s lack of squad depth.
The Blues beat Pep Guardiola’s defending champions three times in six weeks last campaign, in the FA Cup semi-final, Premier League and Champions League final respectively.
And former Chelsea and Liverpool full-back Johnson told BonusCodeBets that adding striker Romelu Lukaku made Thomas Tuchel’s side a ‘real threat’.
He said: ‘Any team that wants to try and take on Manchester City will have to improve from last season. However, if anyone can push Manchester City this year, it will be Chelsea.
‘Thomas Tuchel has done a tremendous job with a fantastic young squad, and they’ve added a world class striker in Romelu Lukaku. Chelsea will be a real threat this season.
‘Liverpool don’t have the squad depth to challenge Manchester City and Chelsea this season. However, they’ve got a strong group of 15 or 16 players that can compete for the league, if they’re able to stay fit.
‘Liverpool are two or three injuries away from damaging their team severely, whereas Manchester City’s second team could still make the top six. This kind of strength and depth can make all the difference when it comes to the later months in the season.’