‘They are going to be tough to beat’ — Former Tottenham defender gives two major reasons Chelsea will win the title

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After 11 round of matches played in the Premier League this season, Chelsea are currently top of the league with 26 points, while last season’s champions Manchester City closely follow with 23 points.

For all of Chelsea’s success this season, many still believe that Manchester City and Liverpool are the teams to beat in the race for the title.

However, former Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate is backing Chelsea to end the season as Premier League champions.

According to Woodgate, Chelsea have the best defence in the league, and the ex defender also marvelled at the depth in quality of the Chelsea squad.

“I really fancy Chelsea to win the Premier League this year, just because they barely concede. Once they get Romelu Lukaku firing on all cylinders, I reckon they’re going to be a monster team, he exclusively told Ladbrokes at its launch of the 5-A-Side Bet on Tottenham v Leeds.

“I just love the way those full-backs bomb forward; Reece James and Ben Chilwell are just so suited to this style of play Thomas Tuchel has implemented. The shape suits the team, and their two central midfielders really dictate the play. I like their intensity, too, as a unit.

“Look at the depth of the squad as well; it’s absolutely gigantic. If James doesn’t play, Cesar Azpilicueta comes in. If Chilwell isn’t starting, Marcos Alonso is. They’ve got Trevor Chalobah coming through, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen. They’ve got so much depth within their squad, it’s frightening. Even Ruben Loftus-Cheek is playing unbelievably from a deeper position. For me, they’re going to be really tough to beat to the title this season.”

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.

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