Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech says he is surprised by the Blues’ poor start to the season, but insists they are still favourites to win the title.
The reigning Premier League champions have had a disastrous start to the campaign and sit 16th in the table, having won twice from their opening eight games.
Jose Mourinho has admitted the run of form is the worst period of his career, but has maintained he will not resign from his role.
And Cech, who left the club in the summer to join Arsenal, is confident the Stamford Bridge outfit will get out of the situation and challenge for the title.
“Their form surprises me because Chelsea are among the best in the Premier League,” he told iDNES.
“I am no longer there, so it is hard for me to evaluate what is going on. Anyway, the season is long and Chelsea are still favourites in my eyes.”
However, the Czech Republic international is happy with his new side’s current form and still feels they can put up a fight to win the league this term too.