Pundit issues frank warning to Chelsea in the title race

Garth Crooks warns Chelsea that their impressive form this season will count for nothing if they don't win the title

Garth Crooks has warned Chelsea that their impressive performances this season will count for nothing unless they win the Premier League title.

The Blues have been the Premier League’s standout team this season and are currently leading the way at the top of the table heading into this weekend’s games.

The west London side have firmly established themselves as the favourites to win the Premier League title this season after winning their last 12 games in the top flight.

One of Chelsea’s standout performers this term has been Thibaut Courtois, who has kept 11 clean sheets in goal for the Blues this season.

Crooks has been hugely impressed by Courtois’ performances for the Blues in recent weeks but warned that the west London side’s good form will not count for anything unless they lift the Premier League trophy in May.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Crooks said: “Chelsea may have dominated this game but the few saves Courtois made after long periods of inactivity demonstrated why the keeper is right back on top of his game again. The shot from Jack Wilshere could have been enough to destabilise my new favourites for the title (sorry Jose, I’ve jumped ship) but the Belgium international was equal to it.

“Make no mistake, he is a top class keeper and the reason why Chelsea are boasting another clean sheet.

“However, Chelsea be warned. Club records will count for nought at the end of the season if they can’t finish the job and win the league.”

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