Many pundits including Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher didn’t expect Chelsea to fight for the Premier League title this season under Maurizio Sarri.
Chelsea are unbeaten so far under Sarri and the Blues came within two minutes of beating Liverpool on Saturday until Daniel Sturridge struck late to secure a 1-1 draw for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
After watching Chelsea play Liverpool, Carragher has had a change of heart and now admits Chelsea are contenders for the Premier League title this season.
Asked if Chelsea have shown they are realistic title contenders after the draw against Liverpool, Carragher said: “I think so, yeah.
“I think before the season I think a lot of people were talking about Man City and Liverpool.
“I think the surprise has been Chelsea because of the new manager, a completely different style of play from (Antonio) Conte and even (Jose) Mourinho going further back, how Chelsea have been successful.
“So I think how quickly Chelsea have adapted to Sarri’s way of playing (has been a surprise).
“I think it was a really good game between Chelsea and Liverpool.”
The Blues have won five of our seven Premier League games this season and are just two points behind leaders Manchester City.