Antonio Conte is on course to lead Chelsea to the title in his first season as manager at Chelsea and Chelsea legend Michael Ballack believes Chelsea deserve to be eight points clear at the top because Chelsea have played really well this season and also came through the busy Christmas period unscathed.
“It’s never easy to win the Premier League title. But they (Chelsea) deserve to be eight points clear because they played really fantastic and they came good through the winter,” Ballack told talkSPORT.
“Conte is doing a really good job in his first year. He’s adapting to the club really well and the players like (Eden) Hazard and Pedro are playing different football to what they were last year – they’re on a different level.
“And (Diego) Costa is doing a fantastic job up front scoring goals week-in week-out.
“They have a tough week coming up with Liverpool and Arsenal. If they get out with two good results, I’m pretty sure they can win the title.”