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Just few weeks into the new season, Chelsea sit third in the league, and the Blues are looking a strong team with each game.
Many are now beginning to believe that Frank Lampard’s side can go all the way to win the league, even though there are many who still don’t see Chelsea in that light.
However, former Everton and Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has backed Chelsea to win the league.
Asked if he believes Chelsea are title challengers this season, Lescott told Premier League Productions: “Yes, I think they are.
“Again, they are another surprise. I didn’t think Frank Lampard would be able to harmonise his squad so early.
“I was sceptical, I thought if the owner is spending that amoung of money they have to be contenders. They’re not spending that money to finish in the top four, they have to be contenders.
“I thought the longer they weren’t the more pressure he [Lampard] was going to be under.
“I was scared because I didn’t want someone else to benefit from him [Lampard] recruiting those players.
“Because what obviously Chelsea recognise that people outside may not is that most of those players will love Frank Lampard because he was their idol.
“So they will have a different level of respect for him. We’ve seen it with Mason Mount, the fact that he’s willing to do stuff that doesn’t come natural in terms of work rate.
“It’s because of Frank Lampard and the impact he has on that generation of players.”