Chelsea tipped to win next season’s Premier League title

Chelsea are the favourites to win next season’s Premier League title following Thomas Tuchel’s rapid start at the club, says Michael Essien.

The Ghanaian told Ladbrokes: “I’m going to say Chelsea win the league next season, based on how good they’ve looked since Thomas Tuchel has taken over.

“They’re my first choice for the title, then it’s obviously going to be Man United, Liverpool and Man City who will be right up there with them.

“With the players Thomas Tuchel has got at his disposal, I think he’s got all the tools needed to challenge for the title next season.

“If you look from the goalkeepers to the forwards, they’ve got big names all over the pitch. They’ve got it all.

“I love the fact that they’ve got Thiago Silva at the back, his experience really is vital to that team and he’s such a great name the younger players in the squad can learn from.

“I love the fact that they’ve got Thiago Silva at the back, his experience really is vital to that team and he’s such a great name the younger players in the squad can learn from.”