City, who were considered to be Chelsea’s biggest challengers in the race for the domestic title, have already lost twice this season, and drawn three games, whereas Jose Mourinho’s men have yet to lose a game in any competition. They look well set to continue their unbeaten run in the coming weeks, with Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas said to be fully match fit in time for the Premier League’s return this weekend, and, having played Manchester United, Liverpool and City all away from home, the Blues have arguably the easiest run in of any of their challengers in the second half of the campaign.
They possess both a strong defence and strong attack, and, whilst the goals from Costa have allowed the defensive stability seen in recent years to be reduced somewhat - with 11 goals conceded in 11 games - it is still hard to imagine them ever collapsing in the way seen by City and Liverpool this year.
It is their consistency that many believe will win them their first Premier League title since 2010, and QPR boss Harry Redknapp - who has seen his side lose to the Blues already this term - told talkSPORT that they are odds-on favourites for the title, as there are no weaknesses to be exploited in their playing squad.
He said: “They are massive odds-on.
“They haven’t got a weakness. They are physically strong, they’ve got great ability also - they’ve just got everything.
“They have got winners in the team like John Terry. They are just a complete team and they are nailed on [to win the Premier League].”
The 67-year-old did concede that Manchester City would be the only side capable of catching the West Londoners in the title race, but, with the Manchester club currently enduring a poor run of form, he thinks they are too far off the pace already.
“You can only see Man City chasing them,” Redknapp added. “But they are having a dodgy spell and I can't see Chelsea slipping up.”