On-loan Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere, has admitted that Chelsea have the look of champions, after they beat Bournemouth 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day.
The victory extended the Blues’ winning streak to 12 games in the league.
Wilshere, who is spending one year with the Cherries, was in fine form for Eddie Howe’s side, but they were powerless in the end as Pedro Rodriguez and Eden Hazard sealed three points for Antonio Conte’s team.
“They look like champions at the minute,” Wilshere said.
“For me at the moment they’re the best team in the league. There’s still a long way to go of course, you can’t say they’re definitely going to win the league, but at the minute they look like the strongest.
“They’ve found this new [3-4-3] formation that works for them. I’ve always thought it’s a tough place to come anyway. I’ve been here a few times with Arsenal and we’ve only won once but they’re more ruthless.
“They know what the job in hand is, they go out there and week in week out they change their game plan depending on who they are playing.
“I think that’s the sign of a top team. They’ve got a structure with [Nemanja] Matic and [Cesc] Fabregas holding in there and players like Hazard and Willian who were both different class, and they’ve got the freedom to roam across the pitch.
“They caused us problems and they’ve been causing most teams problems this year.”