Former Bournemouth manager, Jonathan Woodgate, has backed Chelsea to beat Manchester City and Liverpool to the Premier League title this season.
Woodgate believes the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Reece James and Ben Chilwell could help Thomas Tuchel’s side win the Premier League title ahead of Man City and Liverpool.
He stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Leicester City on Saturday.
Chelsea are currently three points ahead of Man City on top of the Premier League table.
“Once they [Chelsea] get Romelu Lukaku firing on all cylinders, I reckon they are going to be a monster team, “Woodgate was quoted by Sportskeeda.
“I just love the way those fullbacks bomb forward; Reece James and Ben Chilwell are just so suited to this style of play Thomas Tuchel has implemented. ”
He added, “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 have got Trevoh Chalobah coming through, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen. They have 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.
“Liverpool and Man City will be right up there as well, but then it’s a tough call for that final spot in the top-four. I think I’d have to put Man United in. Arsenal have really impressed me. Mikel Arteta has been under immense pressure but I love what he’s doing with that team at the moment.”