UCL final: I’m worried for Chelsea – Paul Merson


Arsenal legend, Paul Merson said he is ‘worried’ for Chelsea ahead of their Champions League final against Manchester City in Porto on Saturday.

Chelsea have beaten Manchester City twice in the last six weeks but are still seen as outsiders going into Saturday’s showpiece.

Chelsea beat Pep Guardiola’s side 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final and defeated them again in Premier League and yet Merson admits he is ‘worried’ for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

“I’m worried for Chelsea after seeing them at Aston Villa in what was a must-win game for them,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“They missed another load of chances and that’s a big concern. I know Chelsea have beaten Man City twice already this season, but I do worry for them in this one.

“Let’s not get carried away, in the game at the Etihad, City missed a penalty to go 2-0 up. If that game goes to 2-0 it could get very messy, but for Chelsea, after the penalty miss, the reins came off and bang.

“If you have a go at Man City you have got a chance, but you’ve got to take that chance, and I don’t think Chelsea have got the players to take them chances.

“Against Leicester in the FA Cup final, Chelsea had all that play in the first half but they just don’t put teams away.”