There has been much debate as to whether the glorious second coming of Jose Mourinho will prove a success.
Chelsea made a steady start and are slowly winding up and close to firing on all cylinders. There are several reasons as to why they will ultimately finish top of the pile and be crowned champions of England.
Firstly, the size and quality of their squad is so much greater than their competitors. This became very apparent in the Capital One Cup victory against the league leaders Arsenal.
When both teams played a weakened team, however, Chelsea's side still contained the likes of Juan Mata, Samuel Eto'o and Michael Essien. These players came in having not played much at all this season and made a real impact compared to Arsenal who played the like of Nicklas Bendtner and Ryo Miyaichi who failed to impress.
Although some may say that Manchester City, Spurs and even Manchester United have greater depth in their squads, it still does not compare to this Chelsea side who made 10 changes from the team that beat City mad still ran out comfortable winners against Arsenal.
In the Special One, Chelsea have a manager who knows how to win the league. He and Arsene Wenger are the only two managers in the league to achieve this and the Gunners last achieved this in 2004.
David Moyes, Andre Villas-Boas, Manuel Pellergrini and Brendan Rodgers are all relative new comers to competing for the Premier League title and will take time for them to adapt, this giving Chelsea the upper hand.
The return of the old Fernando Torres has been predicted frequently and one thing is for sure the Spaniard will never be what he was during his Liverpool days.
However, the forward can still play a key role in winning Chelsea the league. He is bound to get brilliant service from whoever is playing behind him given the class of Chelsea's attacking midfield options. With this new found confidence and his pace back, Torres can nail down that striker role and add 20 plus goals this season.
With Chelsea going through the gears and slowly churning out world class performances consistently, we can be sure they will there or there about come the end of the season and I would not be surprised if they finish as champions.
Given the depth I would also expect them to be looking to pick up more than one winners medal this season, with them competing on four fronts
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