Maurizio Sarri reveals Chelsea's two biggest rivals for Premier League title

The Blues have won all the fixtures so far this season

Chelsea had a busy summer as they were looking to bolster their squad after an underwhelming campaign, despite winning the FA Cup back in May. Maurizio Sarri was appointed as the new manager after Antonio Conte was sacked.

The Italian has brought players like Jorginho from Napoli, Kepa from Athletic Bilbao and Mateo Kovacic on a season long loan from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. The Blues also managed to keep hold of key players like Eden Hazard, Willian and N’Golo Kante, as they were heavily linked with exits.

The London outfit have won all the 5 Premier League fixtures so far this season against Huddersfield, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Bournemouth and Cardiff City. They are only 1 of the 2 teams to have 100 percent record, others being Liverpool.

They have been tipped off as one of the favourites to win the Premier League title this season after an excellent start. However, Sarri believes Liverpool will be Manchester City’s biggest challengers this term and is hoping that his side can compete.

He believes the club needs to take another step before they can challenge for the title.

‘At the moment I can answer Manchester City or Liverpool,’ said the 59 year old as quoted by Metro, when asked who he felt were title challengers.

‘We need another step I think to be at the same level. I think so, but I hope not.

‘It’s very difficult. The gap last season was 30 points so I think to go above 30 points in one season is very, very difficult.

‘I think we must improve but we can improve.’

Chelsea will look to continue that record with a win against Cardiff at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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