The 2021/22 season of the Premier League is into its fifth week and stretching to its sixth by next weekend. The race for the title is on as 20 teams battled for the crown which still sits in the City of the 'Sky blues' of Manchester.
Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea, are all favourites for the title this season and most of them are already living up to expectations. Chelsea has started the season on a title-threatening scale and has been rampant against their opponents so far.
The blues have recorded four wins and a draw in five league games, which included beating Arsenal 2-0, drawing Liverpool 1-1 with a red card at Anfield and recently thrashing with dominance Tottenham, 3-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
After winning the Uefa Cups (Champions League and Super Cup titles) last season, Tuchel's men have been touted to go in hard for the PL title the season and they are right on track for that possibility. However, having faced off two 'big teams' (Arsenal and Tottenham) so far and coming out unscathed, but rather dominantly victorious with clean sheets respectively, the blues will hosts one of their biggest tests yet to come this season, Defending Champions Manchester City in their next PL fixture.
They may have overcome this threat some two to three times last season in all competitions which included a narrow 1-0 escape in the UCL final, but Guardiola has proven difficult for defending teams to overcome, a tactic Tuchel is fond of.
25th September is the date and Chelsea could find themselves trailing at Stamford Bridge despite their impressive run of form. Manchester City is known for cracking down Defending teams due to their high press and constant possession of the ball.
Precision and accuracy and clinical gameplay will play a very important role in Chelsea's clash with the current Kings of England, an attribute, the blues are still yet to master. However, City is known for their clinical passes and cross-field distribution among themselves, leading to potential goal chances.
Should Chelsea lose or draw against City next weekend, their top spot which is followed closely by Liverpool and Manchester United could be lost and in such a tight and fierce season, dropping points this early could very well affect their title race, maybe in the long run not negatively, but Nevertheless significantly.
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