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Chelsea have been rated as one of the best teams in the world by FiveThirtyEight.
The company recently released a list of the 50 best teams in world football, and interestingly Chelsea are ranked number 9 in the list, with a rating of 82.2.
First on the list is Manchester City, who have an SPI of 94.8, while Bayern Munich (94.4 SPI) and Liverpool (91.1 SPI), follow in second and third respectively.
Spanish giants, Barcelona (90.3 SPI) and Real Madrid (89.5 SPI) are fourth and fifth in that order, while Paris Saint-Germain (89.2 SPI) and RB Leipzig (88.1 SPI) follow in sixth and seventh positions.
The Premier League have another representative in Chelsea, who are ninth (85.5 SPI), while Borussia Dortmund are ranked tenth with an SPI rating of 85.4.
The company’s results are an estimate of a team’s overall strength based on their defensive and offensive ratings.
See the full list below:
1. Manchester City (Premier League): 94.8 SPI
2. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga): 94.4 SPI
3. Liverpool (Premier League): 91.9 SPI
4. Barcelona (La Liga): 90.3 SPI
5. Real Madrid (La Liga): 89.5 SPI
6. Paris Saint-Germain (Ligue 1): 89.2 SPI
7. RB Leipzig (Bundesliga): 88.1 SPI
8. Manchester United (Premier League): 86.2 SPI
9. Chelsea (Premier League): 85.5 SPI
10. Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga): 85.4 SPI
What do you think of the ratings?