Winning the Premier League is one thing; defending it is another entirely.
Chelsea have that very tough task on their hands. Having blown away the competition last season, the Blues face a backlash from Arsenal and the Manchester clubs this term.
But here are five reasons why fanatix feels that Jose Mourinho’s side are up for the challenge…
5) Defensive prowess and stability
Chelsea have comfortably been the best team defensively of the title contenders over the last couple of years. They have conceded the least amount of goals in each season since Mourinho’s return in 2013.
They have a very well-established centre-back partnership, and full-backs who are defenders first before they are attackers. Nemanja Matic provides a formidable shield, and Thibaut Courtois a towering presence in goal. If they need to shut you out, they can.
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