Michael Owen makes big Chelsea claim after Saturday results

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen believes that the Premier League title is Chelsea’s to lose.

Former England international striker-turned-pundit Michael Owen has made a big claim over the destination of this season’s Premier League title following Saturday’s results.

After just four games of the season gone, the Blues sit pretty at the top of the table following their maximum return of 12 points.

Their likely competitors for the title have so far struggled to make an impact, with Manchester City five points adrift after drawing at Arsenal and losing at home to Stoke City, whereas the Gunners and Liverpool are both six points behind after dropping points early on.

Whilst it’s unreasonable to throw out big claims so early on in the season, Jose Mourinho’s side appear to have a ruthlessness to them which suggests that they are a far different proposition than last season.

Star striker Diego Costa has already hit seven goals in four matches – more than Fernando Torres managed in the whole of last season’s Premier League campaign – whereas fellow new signing Cesc Fabregas has contributed with an astounding six assists.

The balance at Stamford Bridge is there, and with Jose Mourinho’s tactical nous and the Stamford Bridge fear factor back, it’s easy to see why Michael Owen made such claims yesterday.

Up next for the free-scoring Blues in the league is a trip to reigning champions City - a game which the Citizens arguably can’t afford to lose so early on in the campaign.

With trips to Old Trafford and Anfield also to come before the November international break, Chelsea have everything in place to find themselves in an extremely strong position come the start of the New Year.

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