After the 2-0 defeat of Southampton, Antonio Conte warned the players to ignore the Premier League table until after Christmas but David Luiz has declared Chelsea as title contenders despite Conte’s warning.
“We are title challengers. It will be like this until the entire season. It is still just the beginning, the end is more important than the beginning,” said Luiz.
“We need to keep our feet on the floor. We try our best every match and try to improve our level. We know the Premier League isn’t easy.
“Mr Conte works hard with us and tries to give a lot more information for us to prepare the plans for the games in the best way. It is important to continue that way. If you sleep for one minute you start to lose and then you lose one, two, three matches. We have to be aware all the time.”