Why aren't Chelsea being talked about as title contenders?


The Belgian has started the season in fine fashion, netting five goals in five games including a hat-trick against Cardiff, dismissing any notion that he might be exhausted after the World Cup.

The player's current deal at the Bridge has less than a year left to run out, but Chelsea are ready to offer him a new £125,000-a-week contract.

"Chelsea have had many exceptional players, from Peter Osgood to John Terry and Didier Drogba, but Eden Hazard is the most gifted in the club's history", he wrote in The Times. However, they have managed to keep just two clean sheets. Guardiola has been reportedly keen to improve Sane's attitude, but the same can't be said for Bernardo Silva.

Recently-promoted Cardiff are yet to record a win this season but have drawn two games and pushed Arsenal close before the worldwide break. He is averaging 4.1 shots per 90 minutes played, an unprecedented rate within the wider context of his career. "I don't care that he wasn't great (in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Liverpool)".

He singled out Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku for praise and even spoke warmly of the match officials when asked about the late sending-off of Nemanja Matic. So I know that the matches after the break are very, very hard. But David de Gea showed why is he the world's best. "He was good", Mourinho said.

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson didn't get on the score sheet in his team's victory over Leicester, but he did turn provider for colleague Ryan Fraser in a fine passage of play that saw him use awareness and vision to put the winger through on goal.

Chelsea went into the weekend as one of three Premier League teams to have won each of their four opening games.

"It is in no way devaluing the competition if we make those changes because the standard of the players who might come in are clearly top-level Premier League with absolutely no exceptions", Nevin added. Transforming his mindset enough to meet Sarri's target of 40 goals and the Premier League Golden Boot still looks a tall order, but it will be fun for everyone to watch him try. "I'm always trying to do more - create more chances, score more goals, and today a hat-trick so I will try to do this more".