The new Premier League season is just five games old but we are already having an idea about the teams that will likely compete to win the title. Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool have been the most impressive teams in the first few weeks of the new season, but you can't rule out Manchester City due to the quality of players available at the club.
While the fight for the Premier League trophy is expected to go down to the last few games of the season, the Chelsea players are already showing that they are the favourite and they might win it in the end.
(Photos credit: Antonio Rudiger on Instagram/Football London).
Here, we will be having a look at two advantages Chelsea have over the other clubs in the title race.
1. A quick-thinking and brave coach in the mould of Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea may not have the best squad in the league but they have a quick-thinking coach who knows how to maximize the qualities of his players. He also knows how to make the right decisions at the right time.
Two recent examples that perfectly illustrate Tuchel ability to think very fast came in Chelsea back to back 3-0 league win over Aston Villa and Tottenham.
The German manager was able to figure out that Saul and Mason Mount were ineffective in each of the games, and he replaced them at halftime, with players who went on to play a key role in the team victory.
A manager like Ole would have waited until the second half before making the right changes but Tuchel has shown that he can identify the team weakness during games, and he is not afraid to changes things when necessary.
2. Players who are willing to sacrifice for the team instead of chasing individual glory.
The Chelsea squad does not include quality players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne, but there are a lot of players who are willing to put in the extra fight for the team.
Ngolo Kante, Timo Werner, Antonio Rudiger and Romelu Lukaku are good examples of players who have shown they put the team ahead of individual glory.
Rudiger has always shown his selflessness by throwing himself at opposition players to stop dangerous attacks even if it means getting a yellow card. Lukaku has also shown his willingness to pass the ball to a teammate who is in a better position instead of taking unnecessary shots like Ronaldo and Salah.
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