Sol Campbell believes that Chelsea have what is takes to win the Premier League this season.
The former centreback is perhaps a bit biased because he obviously appreciates a strong defence and the former Gunner was full of praise for his former rivals during Matchday Live at the weekend.
“It’s very professional. Tight at the back, that’s key,” Campbell said.
“Look at Leicester how they won the Premier League last year, very tight at the back, nicking goals.
“Okay, they are not just nicking goals, Chelsea, they are dispatching teams as well. But being tight at the back.
“And that’s the right balance, really. The right cocktail, balance, if you need that solid [defence], in those tight games, back end of the season, last day, six, seven, eight games, that will kick in and make the difference.”
Chelsea beat Southampton 2-0 and, to be fair, since Arsenal thumped them 3-0 at the Emirates last month, they’ve been on a really good run.
Annoyingly, it seems as if we’re indirectly boosted their season.
It doesn’t seem that Campbell backed Chelsea to win the league over Arsenal. He merely mentioned that the Blues are approaching things similarly to the way Leicester did last term and obviously the Foxes won.
Chelsea are currently in fourth just one point behind us in second. It’s incredibly close this season and I couldn’t make any predictions right now one way or the other.