Chelsea should be considered Premier League Champions elect

Chelsea Should Be Considered Premier League Champions Elect

The team which usually wins the Premier League is the team with the innate ability to grind out results even with a depleted squad. The champions must be a team that does not lose back to back games; they should be able to produce the best results accross the 38 games in the league. The Premier League team that fits this description perfectly is, Chelsea. The West Londoners are top of the Premier League and they could well be Premier League Champions elect.

For the most part of this Premier League season, Chelsea has been the team to team to beat. Only four Premier League defeats have scatted Chelsea thus far. The Blues have looked nearly unplayable for long stretches of matches. Manager, Antonio Conte have found a winning formula that has his team running away with a League title.

Premier League Champions elect with just a 7-point gap at the top?

With Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham breathing down their neck, Chelsea only has a seven-point gap at top of the Premier League. Their lead was cut from ten to seven at the weekend when they got beaten at home by a resurgent Crystal Palace. For Chelsea, it was a result that reflected fatigue after an International break. The league-leaders were missing just one key player (Victor Moses) but found it difficult to do without him. In the end, they succumbed to a 1-2 home defeat.

Meanwhile, Spurs had picked up a scrappy 0-2 victory at Turf Moor to Burnley. Spurs are keenly contesting for the title. Pochettino’s men have now gone on a five-game winning streak in the Premier League. In their midweek fixture away to Swansea, Spurs showed some bounce back ability as they came from behind to win 1-3; despite being a goal down with two minutes to play.

Given Tottenham’s blistering form, is it logical to name Chelsea the Premier League Champions elect?

Chelsea have the momentum, who can stop them?

The Premier League leaders lost at home to Crystal Palace in only their second defeat since Antonio Conte switched to a 3-4-3 formation. That defeat cast a shadow on their smooth ride to the Premier League title. However, they proved that defeat to be nothing but a momentary glitch when they faced Manchester City last night. Faced with a Pep Guardiola led Manchester City, Chelsea showed the Champions mettle as they beat the Citizens to retain their seven-point lead.

Chelsea’s defeat of Manchester City shows they are back on track for another winning streak. The Blues have found a way to play without an injured Victor Moses. The Nigerian was sorely missed against Crystal Palace – Moses is estimated to return to full action in a couple of weeks.

Eden Hazard was the man who ran the show for Chelsea against Manchester City. The Belgian international popped up with two goals to sink the Citizens. Chelsea doesn't look like a team who will drop more than six points anymore this season.

Difficult fixtures ahead for both Chelsea and Spurs

Chelsea still has a few tough fixtures to negotiate before being crowned champions but so also does Tottenham. Antonio Conte leads his team to Bournemouth, then to Manchester United, before they welcome Southampton and then travel to Everton. These fixtures will all prove to be difficult for Chelsea but expect the 2012 Champions League winners to be too strong for these opponents.

On their part, Tottenham welcomes Watford and Bournemouth at home before difficult trips to Leicester City and Crystal Palace – then comes the big London derby at home to Arsenal. I can’t predict all these Spurs fixtures. But it’s not difficult to predict that by the time Spurs host Manchester United on 13th May, they will still be a few points behind Chelsea.

Chelsea have the pedigree to win it

With or without Tottenham breathing down their neck; Chelsea is a team with the pedigree and mental strength to finish up the race without faltering. Whether they do so in style or labour to win it, Chelsea can definitely do it – why not see them as Premier League Champions elect now?

Chelsea needs just four more wins to pick up their second Premier League title in three years. They can easily get those wins against Bournemouth, Southampton, Middlesbrough and Sunderland, on the final day of the season.

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