Why Chelsea are not favourite to win the Premier League title – Thiery Henry

Chelsea produced a stunning performance to defeat Tottenham 2-1 at the Wembley on Sunday but in the opinion of Thierry Henry the Premier League champions are still far from being adjudged the best team in the English top-flight.

The Blues bounced back from their opening game shock 3-2 defeat to Burnley to record the impressive win over their London rivals.  Marcos Alonso grabbed a goal either side of , Michy Batshuayi own goal despite the Antonio Conte’s side lacking the services of Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas. The duo missed the match following their red cards in the defeat to Burnley.

But Arsenal legend Henry has refused to be carried by Chelsea performance in the match, though he reckoned that they remain a title contender.

“Let’s not get carried away. Nobody wrote Chelsea off. They showed us last year after a poor start they can bounce back after a poor season they won the league,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“They had an amazing game but let’s not get carried away. They’re not the best team in the league. They’re still a title contender and they’re still the champions.”

Chelsea clinched the league title with a record 30 wins last season but face a huge task to keep their crown with their rivals also spending heavily in the transfer market to bolster their squad.

Conte has expressed his full dissatisfaction with Chelsea activities in the transfer market, particularly the sale of NemanjaMatic to Manchester United, which has created a gap in the Blues midfield.

The Italian is on course to sign a midfielder and a full-back to add more depth to his team.