Jurgen Klopp: What I really think about Chelsea this season
Jurgen Klopp delivers his verdict on Chelsea's strong start to the season in the Premier League title race
Jurgen Klopp admits that Chelsea will be the deserved champions if they are able to keep up their fine form in the Premier League this season.
The Blues have been the Premier League’s standout team this season and currently sit six points clear at the top of the table after having won their last 11 games on the spin.
Chelsea’s upturn in form is in stark contrast to their struggles last season, when they ended up in 10th place and without a trophy following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
It remains to be seen whether Antonio Conte’s men can keep up their fine form in the top flight during the second half of the campaign.
And Liverpool boss Klopp has given his verdict on Chelsea’s strong start to the campaign under their new manager.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Klopp said: “When they go on like this they are the deserved champions, nobody could have a doubt about this.
“I am pretty sure that until now Chelsea are maybe the team that have had the most luck with injuries. We lost Phil (Coutinho) and Daniel (Sturridge) and Danny Ings in difficult moments when you really could use them.
“If it’s Hazard and Costa at Chelsea, is it the same afterwards? It’s a long season and they all have to play us again and not only us, they have to play Arsenal again and all of the others.
“Of course they are the team to beat because they are very experienced, maybe the most experienced team in the top flight at the moment.”
Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League table last season following Klopp’s appointment in October 2015.