Manchester City have won 14 of their first 15 matches this season and have already equalled Chelsea and Arsenal’s record of 13 consecutive matches without dropping a point. They started the season brilliantly, as they have scored 46 goals in their 15 games.
The midfield, consisting of Leroy Sane, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Raheem Sterling have destroyed even the best teams in the league.
Sergio Aguero, despite being injured quite frequently, is among the top scorers with 9 goals in just 10 appearances in the League.
Both Manchester United and Chelsea, have been hot on the heels of City and they can afford no slip-ups if they want to win the title after a gap of 3 seasons.
Pep Guardiola will want to make his mark in his second season in England and it will be a tough task to stop him. It is time for the Premier League title race to heat up and who better than Chelsea to give Manchester City a run for their money?
Now let’s see 5 reasons why Chelsea could pose a serious threat to both Manchester City and United.
4. Change in system or formation
Antonio Conte is the manager who is renowned for his special and winning formations: 3-4-3 or 3-5-2.
Last season, it was a change in system post the failure at Arsenal that sent Chelsea on a 13-match winning streak that drove them to the top.
This season, there has been a marked improvement ever since Chelsea shifted Hazard to play up front with Alvaro Morata.
The two link up extremely well and have a very good understanding between themselves.
The two are being assisted by the likes of flying wing-backs Davide Zappacosta and Marcos Alonso. The midfield of Cesc Fabregas, N’golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater are being so dangerous to many opponents.
3. The rock defence
A Premier League team can’t win the title without having a defence which is a rock in front of opponents.
Chelsea have defenders like César Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
This back-line showed that they are really great as they just conceded 12 goals so far in 15 League games. They have kept all 7 clean-sheets.
Apart from these five centre-backs, we can add also other three wing-backs: Davide Zappacosta, Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso.
These are made to provide their contributions to both front line and centre-backs.
Victor Moses had rarely been missed, as Davide Zappacosta slotted in beautifully and put in amazing performances in the last few weeks. His speed down the right flank and whipped crosses have been a nightmare for defenders.
Then Victor Moses returned to the starting line up against Newcastle. The Nigeria international was one of the most important players on the pitch with 2 assists.
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