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Why Chelsea Are Now The Premier League Title Favorites This Season

Chelsea has gotten off to a spectacular start in the Premier League this season, as they sit firmly at the top of the Premier League table ahead of Manchester City and Liverpool with 9 games played.

The Thomas Tuchel side looks the strongest among other rival teams this season, as Chelsea look to secure a sixth Premier League title come the end of the league campaign.

Chelsea demolished Norwich City in the game week 9 of the Premier League, to go three points clear at the top of the table above Manchester City, and four points clear of Liverpool pending their game in hand against Manchester United on Sunday.

The blues has only dropped points on two occasions this season, which was a draw against the in-form Jurgen Kloop's Liverpool side, and a defeat to the defending Champions Manchester City.

In this article, we will be looking at the reasons while Chelsea could now be the favorites team to win the Premier League crown at the end of this season.


1. Not Dropping Points Against Weaker Opponents

One basic characteristics which a Premier League title chasing team must posses is the ability to collect maximum points from weaker teams, which is exactly what Chelsea has done so far this season.

Chelsea has not only collected maximum points from the weaker opponents, but has also collected vital points from teams like Liverpool, Tottenham, and Arsenal.

Chelsea now have a good run of games up to the end of this year, as the only top Premier League team left for them to play this year is against Manchester United.

Their Premier League fixtures until the end of this year includes; Newcastle United, Burnley, Leicester City, Manchester United, Watford, West Ham, Leeds, Everton, Wolves, Aston Villa and Brighton.

With Chelsea's current form, they should be able to register a win in most of these games.

Meanwhile, Chelsea rivals still has more tougher games to play, which means Chelsea could widened the gap at the top of the table before the end of the year, which will give them the advantage when they start playing toupher opponents in the second half of the season.


2. A Very Resilient Defense

A title winning team are most times built on a very solid defense. The Chelsea defense is almost impenetrable this season, as they have the best defense in the league this season, only conceding three goals, which two was from the penalty spot.

Chelsea's defensive solidity gives them more advantage over their rivals in the Premier League title race.


3. Squad Depth

Chelsea has one of the strongest squad depth in the Premier League this season, despite injuries to players like Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku, they didn't seem to miss the absence of those players, due to the fact that they have capable replacement who has stepped in to replace them.

So far this season, Chelsea has had 17 different goal scorers, which means their goals is not dependent on one player, as goals can come from any part of the team.

Liverpool would struggle to replace Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane in January, when they leave to join their countries for the African cup of Nations.

Mane and Salah has scored most of Liverpool's goals this season. Although Chelsea would also miss the services of Edouard Mendy, but with the help of their very solid defense, and Kepa Arrizabalaga stepping in to replace Mendy, they should be able to cope perfectly without their number goalkeeper for the duration of the African cup of Nations, which could be as an advantage in the title race.


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