Robbie Savage’s two-word response when asked if Chelsea are title favourites

The BBC Sport pundit believes Chelsea are favourites to win the Premier League title this season

Robbie Savage believes Chelsea are favourites to win the Premier League title.

The Blues are sitting three points clear at the top of the Premier League table after a 3-1 win against title rivals Manchester City at The Etihad on Saturday.

Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard scored second-half goals to seal three points for the west London outfit against Pep Guardiola’s men.

Antonio Conte’s side have won their last eight Premier League games thanks to victories over Hull City, Leicester City, Manchester United, Southampton, Everton, Middlesbrough, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

Chelsea have scored 22 times and have kept six clean sheets during that winning run to transform Conte’s side into title favourites ahead of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.

Asked if he believes Chelsea are now clear favourites to win the Premier League, Savage told BBC Radio Five Live’s 606 show:

“I do.”

Chelsea appointed Conte as Guus Hiddink’s permanent successor earlier this year after the former Juventus boss stood down as Italy’s head coach after the European championship.

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