Wenger on why Chelsea are not really title favourites

Arsene Wenger has dismissed the notion that Chelsea are bound to be Premier League champions this season.

Antonio Conte’s side has managed to win a staggering nine games in a row since being thrashed 3-0 by Arsenal back in September.

That run has seen Chelsea climb all the way to the top of the Premier League after previously languishing in eighth place following that defeat at the Emirates stadium.

The run of the blues, who are only three points ahead of Arsenal in the table, has seen several pundits hand them the new tag of title favourites for the 2016/17.

However, Arsene Wenger insists he does not agree with that.

“They [Chelsea] are one of the teams who are doing extremely well at the moment. They will have to maintain that, like everybody else at the top. I believe they will be one of the title candidates, of course. There’s no super favourite at the moment.” the Arsenal manager said on Monday

“No, nobody is [the favourite]. When you look at the league, it’s down to consistency. Every time, when a team is favourite to win, they struggle or they don’t win. It’s very open, very interesting, but it’s also a massive challenge of consistency.”

Arsene Wenger’s men may return to the top of the Premier League – for 24 hours at least – if they manage to beat Everton ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Sunderland on Wednesday.

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