Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has tipped Chelsea as favourites to win the Premier League title this season ahead of Manchester City.
Shearer stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Man City on September 25 at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are currently on top of the Premier League table with 13 points from five games, while Man City are in the fifth position with 10 points.
“The Premier League title race is only just getting started, but Chelsea already look like they’ll be very hard to stop,” Shearer told the BBC.
“Thomas Tuchel’s side looks seriously impressive right now, but they have done so since he took charge in January.
“Even when they are not playing well or things go wrong – like it did when Reece James was sent off at Anfield last month, Chelsea still gives very little away.
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“As they showed in their brilliant 3-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday, the Blues have an extremely strong squad and a very good manager too.”
He added, “Chelsea’s next test is against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but that won’t faze them.”
“They beat City three times under Tuchel last season, including in the Champions League final. He’ll be ready for Pep Guardiola again, I am sure.”