Chelsea are sitting at the top of the Premier League table after nine games and are looking like one of the serious contenders to win the title at the end of the season.


The Blues have managed to build on winning the Champions League last season and Geremi says that he is not at all shocked to see the club going from strength to strength in the ongoing campaign.



He stressed that given what they did last season in Europe, it was easy to predict that Chelsea were going to be one of the best teams in the Premier League this season and they also managed to address the one flaw that they had by bringing in Romelu Lukaku in the summer.


The former Blue believes Chelsea have all their bases covered despite having a relatively young squad and insisted that they will not fear any team in Europe this season given their quality.



Geremi exclusively told Ladbrokes at its launch of the 5-A-Side Bet on Newcastle v Chelsea: “I’m not surprised Chelsea have been so successful up to this point in the season.


“It’s not just because I’ve played for them in the past, it has always been my view that Thomas Tuchel has one of the strongest sides in the division this season, simply because of what the club achieved last season.



“They’re European champions.


“When you look at what they did last season, how can you not consider them one of the best teams in the league? And on top of that, they’ve gone and brought in Romelu Lukaku.


“One downside to Chelsea last season might have been their lack of a killer goalscorer, and they identified that in the summer and brought Lukaku back; someone who knows the division well and someone who is a proven striker.


“That was an unbelievable piece of business, strengthening an already strong team. When I saw him arrive, I just thought ‘wow’.


“They’re such a young squad all-round and they’ve already achieved greatness in Europe.


“That gives the whole squad so much confidence, so I’m not surprised at all that they have started the season so strong.


“They won’t fear any club in the world.”


Chelsea have won seven of their opening nine Premier League games and are a point ahead of second place Liverpool.