Not too long ago, the league table was still close, as teams clustered each other and were around the same points.
But after 13 Premier League games, we now know the real title contenders, the title pretenders and those who would battle for the 4th spot, as well as Europa League places. Even at the bottom, the relegation battle has already started, as teams down there are scraping for points, week in week out.
As at the end of last season, no one would have thought Chelsea would be top of the table after 13 games played, and even after the loss to Arsenal, our spot for Champions League looked difficult to achieve. But a moment of tactical ingenuity from Antonio Conte has turned things around.
From being out of the title race after the loss against Arsenal, Chelsea are now top of the lot, and our movement upwards have been astonishing and against the so-called difficult teams. There was a 3-0 win against the defending champions Leicester City, 4-0 win against Manchester United, 5-0 win against Everton and 2-1 win against Tottenham. The word out on the street is — Chelsea fear no one.
We face another huge test against Manchester City on Saturday, and it’ll be on paper, our last big game in the first half of the season.
Chelsea are top of the table and have held that spot for two weekends now, despite all the criticisms and negative comments (which are surprising due to the form we’ve shown and good football we’ve played).
The league is definitely ours for the taking, and we must continue in our consistency, as other teams falter. It’s amazing how our ambitions have changed from qualifying for the Champions League to winning the league, in what has been the billed as the greatest Premier League season ever.