A couple of days ago, the on-loan Arsenal star Jack Wilshere admitted that Chelsea are the best team in the League this season, and will probably win the title. We speculated that perhaps Arsene Wenger wouldn’t be very happy with the assessment, but it seems that Le Prof actually agrees with him! “At the moment Chelsea is the super-favourite,” Wenger said. “Their manager has made quite a big difference but it’s theirs to lose as we say here in England.
“They can still lose it. At the moment they’ve won it but they can still lose it because there’s a long way to go and it’s very difficult for everyone.
“The head-to-head will have a vital influence.”
“They have addressed well their problems, you have to give credit to Conte to find a solution that has balanced well his team.
“Of course they bought as well [David] Luiz, who stabilised well their defensive record. Overall I think that the team has been the most consistent until now.”
The last game that Chelsea lost was the brilliant 3-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates. Personally, as I was at the game, I thought it was quite spectacular, but Arsene doesn’t think there have been any outstanding matches yet this season but expects that to change in the New Year. “There’s more in the league than what we produced,” Wenger continued.
“I include myself in that. You always think that a Premier League game is remembered as well by the two or three games that were absolutely spectacular. At the moment we have not produced that. You have the best managers in the world in this league… I’m sure in the second part of the season that everyone will really go for it, it’s not really ‘wait and see’ anymore, it’s ‘go and take’. I am confident that in the second part of the season you will see spectacular games that we have not produced yet.
“It’s a very good league, every game is absolutely super-difficult but the spectacular side that everybody expected before now has not come out of this league yet.”
Call me cynical if you like, but Chelsea’s record-breaking 12 match unbeaten streak has been pretty spectacular as well, especially as it included the 3-1 win over Man City at the Etihad – and that run doesn’t look like ending yet. But all Arsenal can do is carry on winning their own games and hope that Chelsea get a major blip in the next few months…
It’s Chelsea’s title to lose, but the race is far from over……
Onwards and Upwards!