Why Chelsea will win the Premier League

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Last season Chelsea suffered a rare trophy-less season. Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, made it two consecutive seasons without major silverware.

Both of these things will change this season.

With five teams likely to battle for the title, saying so bluntly that one team will win the title is surely madness?

But Mourinho's men have all the ingredients to win domestic football's biggest prize - in abundance.

The only thing keeping Chelsea from stealing the trophy last term was the absence of a world class striker. However, now the Blues have equipped themselves with a certain Diego Costa that shouldn't be an issue.

Add this to the fact they have signed one of the world's top midfielders who, incidentally, happens to know the league like the back of his hand and the trophy looks set for Stamford Bridge.

But there is one common and crucial theme that makes Chelsea almost certainties for the title this coming season - a point to prove.

Chelsea have a point to prove. After spending big last season, they finished empty handed - something nobody at the Russian-owned club enjoys.

New boys Fabregas and Costa also have points to prove.

Fabregas was essentially discarded from the club he loved more than most, hometown side Barcelona. And as if that wasn't bad enough, when he thought he could seek refuge with his adopted club, Arsenal, they too shunned him.

The clever Spaniard will be looking to prove both clubs wrong, showing the world exactly why not so long ago he was rated among the top players in Europe.

Costa, meanwhile, will be looking to remind everybody why Chelsea forked out over £30million for his services.

Based on his World Cup performance, a figure closer to £3million would have seemed more appropriate and the burly forward will be wanting to add more medals to his La Liga crown last term.

And as far as points to prove come, no-one in the Chelsea set up will be looking to remind people of their credentials more than their manager.

For a man who places so much emphasis on winning - and specifically picking up trophies - two consecutive years without a major honour will be hurting his pride.

Last season Mourinho had the embarrassment of labelling long-time rival Arsene Wenger a 'specialist in failure', before watching his counterpart lift the FA Cup.

They say a wounded animal is a dangerous animal, and Chelsea are sporting something of an injury.

But you wouldn't bet against Chelsea dishing out a few scars as the season reaches its climax.

Chelsea Premier League champions in wait? They might just be.

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Francesc Fabregas

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