Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has refused to back Chelsea for the title just yet because he feels it is too early to talk about the title race with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal all in contention.
“It’s hard to say yet,” Courtois told Sky Sports. “When I started with Genk we had a team of quality and we knew we could be champions.
“It was the same at Atletico, we knew we could win trophies. It’s the same with Chelsea now but there are a lot of teams who can say that.
“Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool – a lot of teams have quality. Yes, we have a team that should be able to play for a trophy but it’s a long season. Maybe in March we can say we are contenders.
“I think the win at Southampton was a big one though. They are the sort of games you have to win if you want to be at the top and be important.
“They are a strong team and not a lot of teams will go there and win. They even drew at City and Arsenal. That was a good victory.
“But we will see. It’s hard to say where we will finish because we have to do it every game. Liverpool and Arsenal would probably say Chelsea aren’t there after they beat us.
“Now people are saying Chelsea are there. It’s about proving it every week.”