Chelsea second favourites for Premier League title
Table-topping Chelsea now sit behind Manchester City in the Premier League outright market
November 21st, 2016
Chelsea have been outstanding in the Premier League since losing 3-0 at the Emirates. After that particular match, Antonio Conte claimed his side had plenty of work on their hands although the results have been spectacular.
Sunday’s 1-0 win at Middlesbrough was the Blues’ sixth consecutive victory, with Diego Costa once again finding the scoring touch and Chelsea are now second favourites to win the title.
A stern test awaits on Saturday when Chelsea entertain Tottenham although this is a side that are currently keeping clean sheets for fun, with the bookies now making them a 5/2 chance to win the Premier League title.
Perhaps it should come as little surprise considering it is largely the same squad that won the title under Jose Mourinho two seasons ago. David Luiz is back at Stamford Bridge, with N’Golo Kante and Victor Moses adding strength.
Manchester City remain favourites after their 2-1 win at Crystal Palace and they are strong favourites to win at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Liverpool are out to 10/3 following the goalless draw at Southampton although it was a game that the Reds completely dominated.
“I know we will need to play many games in a few days so from the start of the season we’ve worked a lot on physical aspects and we continue to work on them,” he said. “In this league it’s important to have intensity and strength as well as good technique.
“This league is very tough so if you’re not strong it’s difficult to wins games – and particularly this game today. I trust in my work but now I’m seeing what I wanted to see at the start of the season.
“At some moments we suffered against a strong team with a good organisation,” Conte said. “There was a fantastic atmosphere and Middlesbrough’s fans were pushing them but we never lost our compactness. Now we have to continue like this – but Chelsea always fight to the end.
“This win increases our trust in what we’re doing. But our next game against Tottenham will be very tough.”