Gary Lineker delivers honest verdict on Chelsea’s title hopes

Gary Lineker says Chelsea look like genuine title contenders this season

Gary Lineker has admitted that Chelsea are starting to look like serious title contenders in the Premier League this season.

The Blues maintained their place at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday with an impressive 2-1 comeback win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.

The west London side fell behind to Christian Eriksen’s opener but goals from Pedro and Victor Moses handed Antonio Conte’s men the three points and their seventh straight win in the top flight.

Chelsea are currently one point clear of second-placed Liverpool in the top-flight table as they look to win the title.

And former Tottenham star Lineker has conceded that the Blues look like genuine contenders, also due to the fact they do not have the distraction of European football this term.

Speaking on Match of the Day, Lineker said: “They look like they might take some stopping, with no European football either.”

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Chelsea are aiming to bounce back from their disastrous 10th-placed finish in the Premier League last term following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

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