Pundit explains why Chelsea can lose to Everton

Ian Wright says Chelsea can lose to Everton on Sunday and still go on to win the Premier League title

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright has claimed that Chelsea can afford to lose to Everton in the Premier League on Sunday and still win the title.

The Blues headed into this weekend’s round of game top of the Premier League table and four points ahead of second-placed Tottenham.

Antonio Conte’s men have the chance to move seven points clear of Tottenham at the top of the table when they travel to Everton on Sunday, before Spurs host Arsenal in the north London derby later in the day.

However, Arsenal legend Wright feels that Chelsea can afford to lose to the Toffees and still keep their title bid on track.

Speaking on The Sun Goals podcast, Wright said: “It’s a strange one.

“I think Chelsea can still even now afford to lose this game and still win the league with the games that are coming.”

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Chelsea are chasing a domestic double in Conte’s first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues set to take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley next month.

Their upturn in form has been in stark contrast to their struggles last term, when they ended up 10th and without a trophy.

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