Arsenal star Petr Cech believes that Chelsea are still favourites to win the Premier League despite the champions disastrous start to the campaign, according to reports from the Express.
The Blues have only managed to accumulate 8 points from their opening eight games, which sees them dangling in 16th on the league table ten points off current leaders Manchester City.
Many believe that Jose Mourinho’s men are already out of the title race after their 3-1 loss to Southampton at Stamford Bridge in the previous game, however Cech, who only left Chelsea during the summer, is adamant that his former side can bounce back and challenge for the title.
“I’m surprised at their form because Chelsea are among the best in the Premier League,” he told Czech website iDNES.
“I’m not there any more, so it is hard for me to evaluate what’s going on.
“But the season is long and Chelsea are still favourites in my eyes.”
The Czech Republic international has been a key player in Arsenal’s good Premier League form this season, keeping four clean sheets in eight English top flight games.
But the Gunners are struggling in the Champions League group stages, losing both their fixtures but Cech did not play in either.