Former Manchester United defender and current Skysports pundit Gary Neville has said that Chelsea’s dream of winning the title this season would vanish if they lose to Manchester City on Monday night. After suffering a lot of hiccups during the season, Chelsea finally seem to be getting their act together with two consecutive 3-0 wins over Newcastle United and Valencia.

Still, Gary Neville is sceptical about Chelsea’s chances of winning any silverware this season, while he also says that Andre Villas-Boas needs to strengthen his team a lot more during the summer. Gary Neville has prompted a strong response from Andre Villas-Boas in the past, with the Chelsea manager claiming that Neville has no idea about the Chelsea dressing room.

Gary Neville recently saw his former team Manchester United crash out of the Champions League, while their neighbours Manchester City also suffered the same fate. However, Chelsea managed to progress into the last 16 of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Valencia under difficult circumstances. Just when it seemed that everything seems to be normal at Stamford bridge, Gary Neville has come out with the statement that Chelsea’s hopes of winning the title this season may finally come to an end a should they lose to Manchester City.

Manchester City are the visitors to the Stamford bridge this weekend in one of the most important matches of the season. Despite being very early in the season, it is billed as the match that could see City finally suffer their first defeat of the season. “But for Chelsea, it’s also as big as it has been this season. If they lose, they’ll be 13 points behind City and it will be difficult to get back in the title race. But if they win, everyone will think they’ve returned to form,” Neville wrote in a column for The Mail on Sunday.