Gary Neville discusses Chelsea and Arsenal's title chances following strong start

"But, when you go to a match, there's nothing more important because you've decided already, 'I'm forgetting all other things, I go there to the stadium, I want to have the best 95 minutes of the week, of the month, of my life, whatever".

The midfielder will then hope to be included for Chelsea again when they return to action by hosting Manchester United on October 20.

Chelsea are the surprise title challengers so far this season with new boss Maurizio Sarri working miracles with his side.

The two sides - along with Chelsea - are all locked on 20 points at the top of the Premier League table, separated only by goal difference after Sunday's matches. So it looks like they are in a good shape.

"I think it is not about these games, it is all about the other games, the hard games which we have against mid-table and lower teams", he said, as quoted by The Mirror.

Hazard is now leading the way as Chelsea's top goal scorer, having contributed with eight strikes and three assists in all competitions this season.

You can see over the past couple of years that England have produced some unbelievable players in the youth system and have won trophies, and I was a part of that with the U17s way back in 2010.

"To be honest, I've never been to the city of Liverpool except with the team at the team hotel".

Evidently, Neville thinks it's still a two-horse race.

"I think in England they do not have such thick window glass as here in Switzerland!" he joked.

Except the Blues sign up a ideal replacement for Eden Hazard, they will struggle to find the back of the net. Both of these two have more players that can threaten.

And, without parking a bus, Liverpool also stopped City from playing exceptionally well and limited them to 51% possession, their lowest total since Guardiola has been there.

"If anything happened to Hazard they'd be in trouble".

Barkley feels "excited" about the way things are going for him at Chelsea, who are unbeaten in the Premier League and lie second, level on points with leaders Manchester City and third-placed Liverpool.

"I feel much more mature and I'm ready to show what I'm capable of - which I've shown in spells", Barkley was quoted as saying by the BBC. "I know how important it is to take different tactics from different managers on board".

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