Man Utd legend Gary Neville blasts Chelsea transfer policy - FCNaija

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 02/02/2018

Manchester United legend Garry Neville has lambasted Chelsea transfer Policy as he is of the opinion that the Blues can no longer compete with Manchester City and Manchester United as a result of their transfer policy.

Manchester City has splashed the cash during the summer transfer window and the Etihad outfit takes no back bench during the January transfer too as they signed Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte.

Manchester City is 18 points clear on the League table ahead of Chelsea who the Premier League last season in Antonio Conte’s debut season as a coach.

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The Premier League Champions were humiliated in a 3-0 home defeat against AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday evening and this has awakened the speculation of Conte being sacked.

Neville believed that with the transfer policy Chelsea they are no longer on the level of the two Manchester clubs.

“Chelsea, historically, they're not in for the players City and United are in for now,” Neville said on Sky Sports' The Debate special.

“You could move Chelsea into that next pack because they're not competing with the Manchester clubs at this moment in time.

“I look at these signings, and I look at that transfer window, and I think that could take a couple of years to undo.

“It's so geared to a system, the five at the back. If something happens to Conte... it's unlikely that he'll be there [beyond the end of the season].”

“A new manager has got to pick up that squad with that system

“You look at those players, Giroud is there to play as a single striker, Zappacosta wing back, Marcos Alonso wing back, David Luiz one of a back three.

“You think, it's tailored to that three as a back.

“You have to unravel quite a lot system-wise, there's a lot of risk in those signings.”

Chelsea will be up against Watford on Monday in their next Premier League action.