Manchester City playmaker David Silva believes Premier League rivals Chelsea are clear favourites for the title following a positive start to the season.
The Blues have so far racked up seven wins from their first eight games with their only dropped points being courtesy of a late Frank Lampard equaliser against the Citizens at the Etihad stadium.
Despite being so early into the season, their remarkable transition from the previous campaign has been telling and many observers feel Mourinho’s side have what it takes to become champions.
Among those favouring the Stamford Bridge outfit for Premier League glory is City’s Spanish international David Silva as he mentioned in an interview with Fifa.com.
“Chelsea are clear favourites. It’s quite a while since they’ve won the title and, after strengthening their squad, they now have a great team.” He explained.
“They’ve also started the season very well, although we’re up there as well. We’ll have to see if they slip up and if we can avoid mishaps of our own.”
“At any rate, I don’t see it as just a two-horse race. [Manchester] United are getting better all the time, while Arsenal will surely be in the mix come the season’s end.”
“The Premier League is now very tough and will be tightly contested all the way – just as we saw last year with Liverpool and ourselves.”
Chelsea’s noteworthy rise to the top of the table has been in part due to the quick adaptation from summer signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.
The Spanish international duo have contributed greatly in terms of goals and assist and Silva believes their attributes are perfectly suited to the rigors of Premier League football.
“Diego Costa’s quick adaptation hasn’t surprised me, as his attributes really suit the style of play here.”
“At Chelsea he has a very good understanding with Cesc. They’re a side that defend resolutely and hit you very quickly on the break, while with the national team it’s a different style of play.”
“Both styles suit Cesc’s game, whereas Costa still has to get used to it [Spain’s style] – though I’m sure he’ll manage.”