Since losing 3-0 to Arsenal at the Emirates, Chelsea have won eight consecutive games including the 3-1 victory over title rivals Manchester City.
Ex-Manchester City player Paul Dickov claims he expected Chelsea to challenge for the title because of the arrival of Antonio Conte.
“I think they are challengers, I thought at the start of the season after Antonio Conte came in,” Dickov told talkSPORT.
“Since he’s changed his formation, they’ve looked really strong. It’s no surprise the two teams pushing recently [Chelsea and Liverpool] have had no European football.”