CHELSEA fans were 'smiling, laughing and having fun’ straight after Daniel Sturridge’s late equaliser against them earlier this month, according to Pat Nevin.
Chelsea news: Pat Nevin opened up on the Chelsea fans (Image: GETTY)
“After Liverpool got a last minute draw against Chelsea down at Stamford Bridge, Daniel Sturridge, ex-player scores, you would think Chelsea fans would be walking out moaning and groaning, because they don't particularly like Liverpool.
“But I walked out with them and they were smiling, laughing, having fun - the fans are loving it, and it's purely because of the style, purely because of Sarri - and they don't even mind drawing with Liverpool!”
Maurizio Sarri replaced Antonio Conte in the summer and has been a revelation in west London.
The Italian has got his side playing some of the best football in the country and challenging with Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the table.
Chelsea news: Daniel Sturridge scored a wonder goal to draw level with Chelsea (Image: GETTY)
Chelsea news: Daniel Sturridge hit back against Chelsea late on (Image: GETTY)
But Nevin still thinks they will be short in the title race.
“Chelsea can [win the league] but they won’t,” Nevin added.
“City are too strong, City are absolutely fantastic. City were one of the best teams I've ever seen if not the best team in Premier League history last season - and they're better now.
“I think it's a tall order but the fact that they're even in the conversation is brilliant, considering he's [Sarri] come into that club, completely changed the ethos, style, tactics and the feel of the place, and I don't just mean on the pitch I mean off the pitch as well.
“And to be up there doing that so quickly and be competing I mean hey, I tell you what.“