Samir Nasri says Chelsea will be the biggest threat to Manchester City’s chances of retaining the Premier League title this season.
Chelsea may have let Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole leave this summer but they have spent wisely when drafting in Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis, and are many pundits tip to win the title this season. City have also strengthened over the close season, and although Nasri is backing his side to go all the way once again, he does admit that Chelsea will be the main danger.Nasri also played down Arsenal’s chances, and also believes Liverpool will struggle without Luis Suarez.
“I think Chelsea will be the biggest threat,” he told reporters. “Fabregas will be the guy to replace Frank Lampard. He is a great player. I know, I was with him at Arsenal.
“They had a weakness up front and signed Diego Costa who had a great season last year. They lost Ashley Cole and they signed Filipe Luis. They have done it really fast as well so the players have spent a lot of time together. They will be really dangerous.
“Liverpool have signed a lot but they have lost a player like (Luis) Suarez and it is really hard to replace a guy like this.
“Arsenal have bought (Alexis) Sanchez, who is a great player, but to me they have a weakness at defensive mid and at centre-back. But they will be dangerous.”