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Chelsea are red hot presently. Occupying the pole position in the Premier League, they have not dropped points in their last seven matches and have kept six consecutive clean sheets. Their defence was finally breached when they went behind in the match against Tottenham but rallied back to claim a deserved victory.
Although they are among with favourites tipped to win the league at the start of the season but were expected to be behind Manchester City and Manchester United. It is obvious club’s manager was used as yard stick then. Bookmakers believed Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho would lead the given the race due to their pedigree.
No one had thought they will be at the level they are presently due to the fact that incoming manager Antonio Conte was new to the English league but things have changed rapidly, the London club is now bookmakers’ strong favourites as both Manchester clubs are now behind them with the Old Trafford outfits further down the pecking order.
Odds to win the league are currently pegged at: Chelsea – 15/8; Man City -2/1; Liverpool – 3/1; Arsenal – 8/1; Tottenham – 25/1; Man United – 50/1.
The Blues 0-3 loss at Arsenal seems to be a blessing in disguise for them as their fortune has soared since then and they are now the team to beat in the title race.
This season is sharp contrast to last season when they were languishing around the relegation zone.
So, winning the league my not be a surprise after all as they are well equipped with a coach that knows how to get result and players that are ready to put their lives on the line to deliver on the pitch.