Robbie Savage: Why Chelsea won’t be caught in the title race
The BBC Sport pundit explains why he doesn't expect Chelsea to be caught in the Premier League title race
Robbie Savage has ruled out Chelsea being caught in the Premier League title race despite some huge fixtures to coming over the next month.
The Blues recorded their 13th successive Premier League win on New Year’s Eve thanks to a 4-2 victory over Stoke City at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea ended 2016 six points clear of their closest rivals after notching up victories over title rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur during their run.
However, the west London outfit face a stern test when Antonio Conte’s men make the return trip to Tottenham on Wednesday night as the Blues look to equal Arsenal’s record of 14 successive Premier League wins at White Hart Lane.
Chelsea will also make the trip to Liverpool on 31 January before hosting Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on 4 February.
Speaking on BBC’s 606 podcast, Savage explained why he doesn’t expect Chelsea to be caught in the title race.
“They’ve conceded 13 goals. They’re scoring goals and they’ve got a system that they know what each other is doing,” Savage said.
“They’ve got people to come on. This month is huge. They’ve got to go to Spurs and Liverpool and Arsenal at home. At the minute, they just keep winning games.”
Chelsea finished in tenth place in the 2015-16 campaign.