Manchester United legend, Gary Neville has predicted the position Chelsea will finish this campaign in the Premier League.

The Blues began their 2021/22 Premier League season with a remarkable 3-0 win against Crystal Palace over the weekend.

Neville expects Chelsea to improve on the fourth position they finished last term, saying that the signing of Romelu Lukaku will make them one of the favourites to win the league this season.

They [Chelsea] are going to be serious this season. They were last season, but they are going to be really serious in terms of the Premier League,” Neville told Sky Sports .

Romelu Lukaku makes them very, very dangerous. I said last week that Pep Guardiola wouldn’t sign Lukaku, City wouldn’t have been in for him because he wouldn’t suit the manager.

But for Chelsea, he will score a ton of goals, he is perfect for that club. I know he has been there before, but this time he comes back with maturity, confidence, and hundreds of goals under his belt.

I talk about gold signings where I have no doubt they will be a success. He will do the 25-30 goals. I have got no doubts over him.

He will go into that Chelsea team and make them real challenges for the Premier League title. He is a game-changer for them in terms of pushing Man City, Man United and Liverpool for the title.”

Thomas Tuchel’s side finished fourth on the Premier League table last campaign behind Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.