Chelsea have made a horrendous start to the Premier League season and a title defence looks to be beyond the Stamford Bridge club so early into the campaign.
However, former Blues stopper and current Arsenal man Petr Cech believes the west London club are still favourites to top the table come May.
The Gunners goalkeeper has been in fine form since moving across the capital city and has helped the Emirates club to second in the table.
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Speaking to iDNES, as per the Evening Standard, Cech said: "Their form surprises me because Chelsea are among the best in the Premier League.
"I am no longer there, so it is hard for me to evaluate what is going on. Anyway, the season is long and Chelsea are still favourites in my eyes."
Jose Mourinho's men have won just one of their previous five league matches - the 2-0 victory against Arsenal - and sit ten points behind league leaders Manchester City.
Following a surprising 3-1 home defeat to Southampton, Mourinho was given the dreaded vote of confidence by owner Roman Abramovich.
Chelsea's struggles are sure to delight Arsenal fans and the Gunners will be hoping to extend their advantage over their London rivals when the Premier League returns next weekend.
The Gunners travel to Watford and will be looking to keep the pressure on City, before a vital double-header against Bayern Munich that will make or break their Champions League hopes.
The performance in their 3-0 win over Manchester United will breed confidence in the Arsenal squad, but Bayern are sure to provide a sterner test than Louis van Gaal's men.
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