Ray Parlour’s response when asked if Chelsea can challenge for title

The Arsenal legend talks up Chelsea in the Premier League title race

Ray Parlour insists Chelsea are Premier League title contenders this season.

The west London side made an excellent start to life under Antonio Conte after the Blues eased to victories over West Ham United, Watford and Burnley in their opening three Premier League fixtures.

Chelsea endured a turbulent September – though, playing out a 2-2 draw with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium before successive top-flight defeats by title rivals Liverpool and Arsenal.

However, Conte switched to a 3-4-3 formation in the second half their 3-0 defeat by Arsenal and the tactical change has paid dividends given that Chelsea won their next five Premier League games.

The Blues have beaten Hull City, Leicester City, Manchester United and Southampton in the Premier League on the bounce without conceding a goal, and thrashed Everton 5-0 on Saturday.

When asked if Chelsea are genuine Premier League title contenders on the Alan Brazil Up Front podcast, Parlour replied:

“Chelsea are title contenders. They could win the Premier League.”

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Chelsea won the Premier League title in 2014-15 at a canter under Jose Mourinho.

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