Big-spending Chelsea have received 5 of their first 9 league matches and beat Newcastle United 2-Zero on Saturday to climb to second within the desk.
Only Tottenham have loved a greater begin to the 2020-21 season than Chelsea, though Leicester City might transfer to high in the event that they beat defending champions Liverpool on Sunday night.
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs laid down a marker on Saturday once they beat Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City however Burley nonetheless expects Chelsea to finish above Tottenham.
Asked whether or not he believes Chelsea will finish above Spurs, Burley advised ESPN: ‘Oh yeah. I believe Chelsea are a way more gifted group than Spurs.
‘Tottenham have a very good squad however Chelsea have an unbelievable quantity of attacking gamers.
‘They got great experience in with the signing of Thiago Silva, they’ve acquired a pure left-back in Ben Chilwell. The rise of Reece James has been meteoric, he’s taking his recreation to a brand new stage.
‘They’ve strengthened their goalkeeper scenario and Frank [Lampard] has talked about that N’Golo Kante is trying just like the participant he was a few years in the past.
‘I just think Chelsea have better options [than Tottenham]. They’re in as fine condition as they are often to mount a title problem.’
Following Chelsea’s victory at Newcastle, supervisor Frank Lampard urged his aspect to ‘remain humble’.
Speaking earlier than Tottenham’s win over Man City, Lampard mentioned: ‘I do know we’re high of the league for 5 minutes however we’ve got to take into consideration the massive image.
‘We know that there is improvement and work to be done. We have to remain humble.’
On the victory at St James’ Park, Lampard added: ‘I’m happy. It was a harmful recreation for us. We misplaced right here final season.
‘We could have scored more goals – that was a frustration – but generally the lads dealt with it very well. It’s a massively essential win.’
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