Jamie Carragher reckons that Chelsea deserve to classed as genuine Premier League title contenders this season.
However, Chelsea remain unbeaten after seven top-flight games after making a superb start to their campaign under new boss Maurizio Sarri, and Carragher thinks it would be unwise to count the Stamford Bridge outfit out of the title race.
“I wouldn’t write off Chelsea,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “They have a great habit of winning trophies, certainly early in a new manager’s reign.
“Spurs as well, after a bit of a wobble, are only four points off the top.
“But I think it will be difficult for Spurs to challenge for the title with their squad depth and how many players went to the World Cup but I wouldn’t write off Chelsea with Eden Hazard in the form he’s in.
“But Klopp has been there a lot longer than Sarri and Pep’s into his third season also – and both sides are looking the real deal at this early stage – you would say it would be between these two, with City being big favourites.
“I don’t think anyone would deny that considering what they did last season.
“I think they are the best team but that doesn’t mean Liverpool can’t find a way of overcoming them in a one-off game and taking the title if City went on a huge run in the Champions League, Carabao Cup and FA Cup.
“Injuries too – these are the things where you need a little bit of luck to go your way. I think these are the front two with Chelsea very close behind in the early stages.”