According to Adrian Durham, Chelsea are serious Premier League title contenders due to the arrival of Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain.
Durham told talkSPORT: “Thiago Silva, in a very different way, is Chelsea’s Van Dijk.
“But it is because of the leadership skills, they look up to him, don’t they? In terms of winning the title; I got back to that weekend when Chelsea were 3-0 down at West Brom and drew 3-3 and everybody was erupting.
“Soon as the final whistle went, ‘Oh Chelsea are no good, he can’t get his team right, he’s no good.’
“Then Man City lose 5-2 at home to Leicester, Aston Villa beat Liverpool 7-2 and all of a sudden, we are realising it is just a bit of a crazy season. That West Brom result, for Chelsea, wasn’t actually that bad! It showed they’ve got a bit of character.
“It also showed they’ve got goals in them, it also shows they still needed his goalkeeper and centre-half situation sorted out. That happened; Thiago Silva has now settled in, if he stays fit and Mendy stays fit, I think they’ve got a very, very god chance of winning the title.”