Liverpool legend admits Chelsea have proved him wrong this season

Graeme Souness lavishes praise on Antonio Conte for the impact he has had at Chelsea this season

Graeme Souness has conceded that he has been proved wrong by Chelsea’s strong start to the campaign.

The Blues have been the most consistent team in the Premier League in recent weeks following Antonio Conte’s appointment as the club’s new manager back in the summer.

The west London club stretched their winning run in the top flight to seven games when they came from a goal down to beat Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night.

That win lifted Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League table and left them one point clear of Jurgen Klopp’s side after 13 games of the new season.

Liverpool legend Souness admits that he had concerns about Chelsea’s ability to compete with the top teams at the start of the season.

However, the Scot has admitted that he has been proved wrong by Chelsea’s impressive form in recent weeks.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ on Monday morning, Souness said: “I didn’t see them make any marquee signings at the start of the season and I was concerned for Chelsea back then, but you have to say the manager has come in and done the most marvellous job.

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“He’s got them playing a brand of football which makes them really hard to play against and break down. They carry a real threat going forward.”

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