“I’m still tipping Chelsea to win the Premier League but Tuchel must do this” – Former Chelsea striker reveals

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Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has revealed he’s still tipping Chelsea to win the Premier League this season despite the 3-2 defeat at West Ham.

However, Sutton insists Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel must get Romelu Lukaku firing again like he was earlier in the season

Sutton told Daily Mail: “At 12.30pm, it was Chelsea who were top. At 5pm, it was Liverpool. At 7.30pm, it was Manchester City. It’s anyone’s guess who wins it.

“I’ve tipped Chelsea to emerge as eventual champions. A stumble here and there — defeat at West Ham, drawing at home to Burnley — won’t make me change my mind.

“Although Chelsea do need to get back on track and get Romelu Lukaku fit and firing, like he was at the start of this season.

“Thomas Tuchel and his players went to bed on Saturday night knowing that, for the first time since October 1, they weren’t top of the table.

“That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Being hunted down week after week can be exhausting.

“Sometimes it’s nice to be the ones doing the chasing rather than being chased.

“Chelsea can have a go at that now but they need to regain a ruthless streak. Too many slip-ups and City could start to pull away.”

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