Following the defeat to Burnley on the opening day of the Premier League campaign, there were fears that we could be set to endure another season like the forgettable 2015/16.
After failures in the transfer market and unconvincing performances on the field, things were looking bleak, but the champions have bounced back emphatically with three victories on the trot. Crisis? What crisis?
Having defeated Tottenham at Wembley and Everton at the Bridge, it was clear to see that the opening day defeat was very much a one off. That was further proven today as Chelsea overcame Leicester City 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.
Chelsea are now right in the mix at the top of the table following Saturday’s round of games. Despite Manchester City brushing aside Liverpool, their arch-rivals Manchester United were held by Stoke City, allowing Chelsea to gain some ground on former boss Jose Mourinho. Here’s how the top six is looking heading into Sunday:
1 – Manchester United, 10 points, +10 GD
2 – Manchester City, 10 points, +8 GD
3 – Chelsea, 9 points, +3 GD
4 – Watford 8 points, +4 GD
5 – Tottenham Hotspur, 7 points, +4 GD
6 – Huddersfield Town, 7 points, +4GD *
*Huddersfield have a game in hand against West Ham United on Monday.