Are Chelsea the title challengers that everyone is overlooking?
Manchester City and Liverpool – they are the two teams conventionally named as this seasons title challengers.
And it’s easy to see why.
After running away with the title last season, Manchester City somehow look even stronger.
And Liverpool have strengthened significantly to build on a season where they reached the Champions League final.
So why are Chelsea – a team that has won its opening three games, scoring eight goals – not getting any title challenging talk?
Chelsea have looked excellent in patches but also poor in other areas.
But it will take time for Maurizio Sarri to mould the team to his liking, meaning the chances of Chelsea improving significantly is high.
Despite not being the finished article yet, Chelsea have beaten a top six rival already, flashing glimpses of what is in store for fans.
Chelsea have had this strange ‘one season on, one season off’ history for the last few years in the Premier League.
And although they have a new manager, a fresh face in the dugout at Stamford Bridge seems to do wonders.
The Europa League may be Chelsea’s downfall.
The increase in the number of games may take a toll on Sarri’s squad, and fatigue may scupper their chances of a proper title tilt.
But with a team with the resources of Chelsea, it seems odd to right off Chelsea’s title ambitions so soon.