Ex-Ghana international Michael EssienÂ has tipped Chelsea to win the Premier League title next season.
Essien who spent nine years at Stamford Bridge and featured consistently for the side, amassing 168 Premier League appearances said he is placing his money on his former side to annex next season's league based onÂ "how good theyâ€™ve looked since Thomas Tuchel has taken over."
He added that, the London club would not have an easy ride as the Manchester clubs and Liverpool will also mount a strong title challenge.
The Blues have enjoyed a superb second-half to the 2020-21 campaign, reaching the Champions League and FA Cup finals and climbing to third in the table.
Chelsea were just ninth when Tuchel replaced club legend Frank Lampard in the Stamford Bridge hot-seat but the former PSG and Borussia Dortmund boss has overseen an impressive turnaround in west London.