Manchester City midfielder, David Silva, believes his side can defend their Champions status despite chasing current league leaders Chelsea by 5 points. Silva has claimed that it won’t be easy for Chelsea to end the season as league leaders considering how unpredictable the Premier League is.
“Chelsea have made great transfers, they have a great team, a great squad,” Silva said after featuring for Spain in their 4-0 win over Luxembourg in Euro 2016 qualifying on Sunday.
“But it doesn’t mean things are going to be easy, especially in England.”
Mourinho’s Chelsea have had a dream start to the season winning six of their first seven league games. Chelsea have so far dropped points only against defending champions Manchester City when the two teams played at the Etihad. The game ended 1-1 with former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard scoring a goal for Manchester City. Chelsea’s top start has resulted in them being the favourites to claim the title this season.
Meanwhile, Manchester City have had a mixed beginning to their campaign having lost one and drawn two of their seven league games so far. Manchester City are 5 points behind the first position and 3 points ahead of third placed Southampton.
In the game against Luxemberg, Silva played with Chelsea striker Diego Costa. Both the players got on the scoresheet scoring a goal each in the 4-0 victory for ‘La Roja’.
When quizzed about the Brazil-born striker’s recent performance for the Spain side, David Silva was quick to defend the new Chelsea recruit.
“He wanted to score but he was unlucky. He has scored today and we hope that he can keep the goals coming,” Silva said.
While Diego Costa has had a slow start to his International career for Spain, the former Atletico striker has been brilliant for Chelsea. The Spaniard is the top scorer in the Premier League so far having scored 9 goals from 7 games for The Blues.
Chelsea are off to a brilliant start in the Premier League. Sitting comfortably at the top of the table, the London club are 5 points ahead of second placed Manchester City. A fierce end to the Premier League this season is expected with both the teams expected to battle each other to claim the title.
Manchester city return to Premier League action this weekend, as they play hosts to sixth place Tottenham on Sunday. Meanwhile, Chelsea travel away from home to face Crystal Palace seeking their 7th win of the season.