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Alan Shearer likes the Premier League starts made by Chelsea, Man City and Manchester United

| 09.09.2016

In the latest of a series of sit-down interviews with Coral’s own Simon Clare, football ambassador and Premier League all-time top scorer Alan Shearer spoke about how the English top-flight is shaping up.

Shearer likes the starts Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have made to Premier League life this season, and feels the lack of European football for Antonio Conte’s Blues and Liverpool could be helpful to their title tilts….

“New managers wanting to make a statement”

“I think Chelsea will have a big advantage of having no European football, as will Liverpool,” said Shearer.

“Man United and Man City have got off to very good starts. They haven’t performed brilliantly at all times, but have managed to get the results, which is what it’s all about.

“When you consider new managers wanting to make a statement and new players needing to make a statement, then the Manchester clubs and Chelsea have certainly done that.”

Somewhat tongue in cheek, Clare also asked Shearer if he’d recovered from the sight of Gary Lineker presenting the opening Match of the Day in his pants:


You’ll find more interviews with and analysis from Alan in the Shearer says archive.



Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer played his entire career at the top level of English football, winning the Premier League title with Blackburn in 1994-95. The following summer he signed for his hometown club, Newcastle United, for a then world record £15 million fee.

He ended his playing career with a record 260 Premier League goals, which still stands today. He also won 63 caps for England, including 34 as captain, and among his 30 international goals were five scored at Euro 96, a total that won him the Golden Boot at that tournament.

Now the chief pundit on Match Of The Day, Alan was one of the first two players inducted into the Premier League Hall Of Fame this year.