Rafael Benitez predicts where Chelsea FC will finish

Rafael Benitez rates Chelsea FC's chances of winning the Premier League title this season

Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Rafael Benitez believes that Chelsea FC will be one of the three main contenders for the Premier League title this season.

The Blues are currently getting used to life under new manager Maurizio Sarri after he was brought in as the club’s new manager following the sacking of Antonio Conte last month.

The west London side have made a strong start to the new campaign, with Chelsea FC having beaten both Huddersfield Town and Arsenal in their opening two games of the new season.

Chelsea FC are now preparing for their trip to Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon as they look to continue their strong start to the season.

And Benitez feels that the west London side are set to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season.

Speaking at his pre-match news conference ahead of Sunday’s clash, Benitez said when asked if Chelsea FC can win the title: “I think so.

“Maybe at the moment, there are three teams that you could say that they are a little bit ahead of the others, for me – Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City – because of the level, the performances last year and the money they spent.

“Then Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal, they have to go back to things they were doing well. They have quality in the squad and they can compete, for sure.

“But if you have to pick three, I will pick these. They have enough quality to do well.”

Chelsea FC ended up in fifth place in the Premier League table last season as they missed out on Champions League qualification.

The west London side did manage to end last season on a positive note by beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final back in May.

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