Robbie Savage makes bold prediction about Chelsea in title race

The former Leicester City midfielder is backing Chelsea to challenge for the Premier League title

Robbie Savage believes Chelsea will be challenging for the Premier League title in the latter stages of the season.

Antonio Conte’s side were impressive 2-0 winners against Southampton at St Mary’s in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

Eden Hazard broke the deadlock in the first half with a superb solo goal before Diego Costa netted his eighth goal in 10 Premier League games.

Chelsea are in fourth place in the Premier League table and a point behind leaders Manchester City.

Former Leicester City midfielder Savage believes Chelsea are genuine Premier League title contenders under new manager Conte.

“I think they’ll be up there. Before the start of the season I said they’d finish outside the top four and I said Manchester United would win it. Chelsea will be in the title chase,” Savage told BBC Radio Five Live.

Chelsea finished in tenth place in the Premier League table last season after a disastrous defence of their 2014-15 top-flight crown.

The Blues have won their last four Premier League games after scoring 11 goals and keeping three clean sheets.

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The west London side have beaten Hull City, Leicester City, Manchester United and Southampton in their last four Premier League games.

Chelsea will host Everton in their next Premier League game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

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