Here we go again! Despite being defending champions and defying the odds to win the league last season, lots of pundits are unwilling to tip Chelsea among favourites for the title and not many have even backed Chelsea for second place.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte spoke about that in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Burnley game.
“Honestly, if you have to give your evaluation on the card (on paper) it’s right. It’s right not to put Chelsea to be a favourite,” he said.
“It was the same last season. Not one person believed Chelsea would win the title. This season, in this moment, I agree with these people who think this.
“Why? I have always answered this question, not only once but twice, three times.”
Chelsea will start the defence of their Premier League crown today against Burnley.