Chelsea have already dropped as many issues at house this season as they did in Antonio Conte’s first 12 months in fee.
Defeat to Manchester City on Saturday approach the Blues are six issues at the back of Pep Guardiola’s facet and Manchester United on the best of the desk.
Pearce reckons the 1-zero loss at Stamford Bridge is a dangerous blow for Conte’s goal of successful again-to-again titles.
“You would probably say this was a defining game this weekend,” Pearce stated.
“To be crushed by means of a major rival by yourself pitch used to be a denting blow for them.
“I might say you’re having a look at almost definitely six or seven (out of 10) at highest this present day.
“The different two, the 2 Manchester golf equipment, and Harry Kane at Tottenham, have in point of fact put markers down and stated ‘look, we’re going to be severe contenders this 12 months’.”
Pearce went on to mention he’s backing United to complete on best regardless of an growth in defence for City.
“Manchester City, the big question mark is can they keep the ball out of the net?” Pearce stated.
“On Saturday (in opposition to Chelsea) it confirmed to me that possibly they’re a massively bettering defensive outfit as well.
“So the taking part in fields were evened just a little bit.
“But I’ll nonetheless cross with Manchester United on account of Jose Mourinho.”