Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has led his side to top spot at ChristmasGETTY

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has led his side to top spot at Christmas

However, only 12 of 24 sides have gone on to become champions from being in first place on December 25.

But the good news for Chelsea fans is that on the four occasions they have topped the table, the Blues have gone on to win the Premier League.

Them successes were in 2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10 and 2014/15 and could prove a good omen for Antonio Conte’s team.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been in stunning form this seasonGETTY

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been in stunning form this season

“Chelsea being top at Christmas means more than other teams”

Premier League title race

Chelsea currently top the table with a massive 43 points after 11 straight wins.

And they will be looking to make it 12 when they welcome Bournemouth to Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day.

Conte will be without suspended duo Diego Costa and N’Golo Kante for the clash against Eddie Howe’s men.

There has only been on team who have finished outside the top four after being top at Christmas, that was Aston Villa back in 1998/99.

And six of the last seven seasons have seen the team who have been in first go on to lift the Premier League trophy in May.

Chelsea will hope their fine form continues and they can win the title for the fifth time.

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