Pundit backs Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea to win the Premier League this season

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Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has backed Chelsea to win the Premier League title this season.

“Retired players are always biased towards the clubs they used to play for, so I hope Manchester United get back to where they belong at the top of the Premier League,” Berbatov told Betfair.

“Manchester City are favourites again, I don’t want that to happen because they’ll be champions four years in a row, which has never happened before.

“Chelsea will be the big surprise, they’ve performed well under Mauricio Pochettino in pre-season. The new signings look confident, they look for the ball and aren’t afraid to make mistakes.

“Mykhailo Mudryk looks a lot more confident this season, Christopher Nkunku is a great player too, he can be a great signing, it’s unfortunate that he is starting the season with an injury. I can see Chelsea competing for the Premier League title too.”

“Arsenal will have a big task on their hands because they were comfortably leading the Premier League for months and still didn’t win the league,” Berbatov added. “That’s what the Premier League can do, it made them make mistakes and lose out on the title.

“Arsenal won’t admit it, but the title was theirs to win and clearly for the taking. This season will be tougher and more challenging for them.”