Thierry Henry sends blunt message to Chelsea about title credentials

The Arsenal legend calls for calm after Chelsea impressed in a 2-1 win against Tottenham at Wembley last weekend

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: Sky Sports

Thierry Henry says Chelsea aren’t suddenly the best team in the Premier League after Sunday’s 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

The Blues made a conspicuous start to the 2017-18 Premier League campaign following a 3-2 loss to Burnley in their season opener at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea had club captain Gary Cahill and Spain international Cesc Fabregas sent off to rule the duo out of the trip to the national stadium for the London derby.

Antonio Conte’s side appeared to be on the ropes following a difficult summer transfer window so far following Nemanja Matic’s move to Manchester United to leave a void in midfield.

However, the defending champions rallied to beat Tottenham 2-1 thanks to Marcos Alonso’s goals either side of half-time at Wembley.

The Spanish defender netted an impressive free-kick to break the deadlock before restoring their lead in the 88th minute following Michy Batshuayi’s own goal.

Former Arsenal striker Henry isn’t getting carried away with Chelsea’s performance despite Conte’s side producing what has been described as a champions’ performance.

“Let’s not get carried away. Nobody wrote Chelsea off. They showed us last year after a poor start they can bounce back after a poor season they won the league,” Henry told Sky Sports on Sunday evening.

“They had an amazing game but let’s not get carried away. They’re not the best team in the league. They’re still a title contender and they’re still the champions.”

Chelsea will host Ronald Koeman’s Everton side at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as Wayne Rooney looks to score in his third successive Premier League game.

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