Chelsea have already won the Premier League title according to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman made the assessment after watching his side fall to a 2-1 defeat against Swansea yesterday which leaves his side 12 points off the league leaders after just 11 games.
The Blues are four points clear at the top from Southampton, with Manchester City a further four points back, and Wenger believes that Chelsea already have one hand on the trophy despite there still being 27 games remaining.
"If they keep that up nobody will touch them," Wenger said. "It doesn't look like anybody is capable of challenging them at the moment."
Hazard going nowhere
With the January window on the horizon there’s been more speculation about a potential Real Madrid swoop for Eden Hazard. Previously it appeared that Paris Saint-Germain were most interested in securing his services but recently it's been claimed that Real Madrid may swoop. It's even been suggested that he could be a possible replacement for Gareth Bale, who has been linked with Manchester United.
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However the Belgian international has once more pledged his future to Chelsea, insisting that they are his ‘dream club’.
'I never said that if I left Chelsea it will only be for Real Madrid. The only club that makes me dream is Chelsea,' Hazard told Canal+. I made the choice to join Chelsea because I knew I was going to play. This is my third year here. I don’t know if I'm the main asset of the team, but I can take pleasure by playing in this team.
'I have no nostalgia when I watch Ligue 1, I think about the future not the past.
'Paris [Saint-Germain] have huge players, but Chelsea have more experience and more players in certain positions. And we also have a better experience in the Champions League.'
Elsewhere on the rumour mill, Chelsea look to be leading the race to sign Marco Reus - that’s if the Express is to be believed - while Madrid defender Rafael Varane is also on Jose Mourinho’s radar once more.
Jose Mourinho took time out of his hectic schedule after his team’s 2-1 win over Liverpool to watch some NFL action between the Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley yesterday.