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Shaun Wright-Phillips featured for both Chelsea and Manchester City, and the former England international was known for his pace back in the days.
Wright-Phillips is more of a City man than Blues having graduated from the City academy and had two different spells with Manchester City.
Manchester City are many people’s favourite to win the league this season, but Wright-Phillips believes Chelsea are looking the most likely team to come out tops at the end of the season.
“I have to be honest and right this second, I think Chelsea would pip City to the title,” the former Chelsea and Manchester City winger told Metro.co.uk via Bonus Finder.
“The fact that they don’t have to play well and still come away with 3-0 wins is unbelievable and [Thomas] Tuchel has even said they haven’t played well yet.
“He still wants more from his team and wants them to play his way still, but they’re coming away with these wins still.
“If I could be a manager and say that every week, then I’d be over the moon.”
Wright-Phillips also praised Tuchel for turning Chelsea into a ‘well-oiled machine’ and hailed the Blues for getting decisive wins without necessarily playing well.
“I think when Frank Lampard was in charge the attack looked really fluent, but they were conceding too many goals,” he added.
“Tuchel came in and assured that defence up, at first it looked like the defence and midfield were two separate teams. As soon as it started coming together, you can see it runs like a well-oiled machine.
“They might not always play attractive football, but they get results, and they don’t mind not having the ball in spells because they can hit teams on the counter.”