Former Chelsea and Dynamo Moscow forward Yuri Zhirkov has backed Chelsea to win the title this season. He said that they have been the most consistent team in the Premier League and that they deserve to win the title.
Yuri Zhirkov said Antonio Conte had brought desire back in the team and that the players are fully committed to him. He believes that Chelsea has the necessary resources to win the title and that they already have a good lead on Tottenham Hotspurs.
The former Dynamo Moscow player said that Chelsea was outstanding in the match against Arsenal. They managed to defend in group and counter well and did not give the Arsenal players any time on the ball.
He said that Antonio Conte has successfully brought his defensive qualities to the team and that Chelsea is a team that does not concede a lot of goals. Yuri Zhirkov said that the team has changed a lot from last year and that the players are now more passionate.
He said that you just have to look at Eden Hazard and Diego Costa to find out that they are enjoying themselves and that they are difficult to play against.
Yuri Zhirkov said that Chelsea is also benefiting from the fact that they do not have any European competition this season and that they have time to focus on the Premier League. He believes that Antonio Conte has successfully changed the playing style of Chelsea and that the players have bought into it.
Zhirkov said that the closest challenger for Chelsea would be Tottenham Hotspurs, but he does not think that the London site is consistent enough. He said that you need consistency if you want to win the Premier League. He believes that Chelsea will win enough games to win the title this season.