Chelsea will be away to Tottenham on Saturday evening, and it will be against a well-known face in the Leicester City dugout.
Chelsea fans are still fond of Claudio Ranieri, who spent four years at Stamford Bridge, and it seems that the Tinkerman still has similar affection for the club.
The 65-year-old revealed that if he had to give the league to any team, it would be Chelsea. Although he admitted that his team will be competitive.
He said: “Yes it’s harder [to win from the front]. But I think everyone wants to be up there and not behind, that is much better. But the league is very long and they must be careful.
“I am a sporting man, I want the best to win the title but of course, if I had to give someone the title, why not Chelsea?
“I expect a strong reaction from them. They are old champions and they want to make up for defeat.”