Chelsea player makes title race claim

Top of the league

Chelsea are flying at the minute.

Bar a blip against Tottenham Hotspur and the as of yet unconfirmed row between Diego Costa and Antonio Conte, the system implemented by the Italian is working, and the club are winning their games – even without Costa this weekend.

That being said, their players are not counting their chickens, and are aware that it could be hard to win the league, after being so poor last season following their title win under Jose Mourinho.

One player who won the league and then failed defending it was Eden Hazard, who was speaking about the possibility of being champions.

Hard fought wins

Hazard was speaking to talkSPORT and said: “We know this league is difficult – you never know – anything can happen.

“Now, we are top of the league, but the other teams are very strong and they want to close the gap and comeback quickly.

“We have to be ready for everything, we are in this position and we know what to do.”