Everyone has tipped Manchester United and Manchester City to win the league this season despite Chelsea’s dominance last season.
And after a 3-2 home defeat to Burnley, many have written off Chelsea’s title chances.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince has revealed that you only write off Chelsea at your own risk.
“You would’ve expected Chelsea to beat Burnley, of course you would,” he said.
“But it’s absolutely insane to start doubting them or jumping down Antonio Conte’s throat because of one loss.
“To seriously rule them – the champions – out because of that honestly winds me up.
“People are jumping on the bandwagon – they think it makes them shocking and interesting if they doubt Chelsea.”
Ince then urged people to wait until after ten games before making their assessment.
“They’re making comparisons to Jose Mourinho’s last season there and also suggesting he’s the favourite to be the first manager to leave,” he added.
“It’s absolutely stupid, let’s sit back and be a bit realistic. You put some of the players Conte was without against Burnley back in the team and it changes again.
“The fact is, if Chelsea go and batter Tottenham this weekend, suddenly everyone will say they’ll be back on for the title. Or if United have a shocker against Swansea, no one will be going crazy about them anymore either. These kneejerk reactions are ridiculous.
“Let’s see what happens after ten games and make a proper assessment.”