Matt Le Tissier is confident Chelsea will triumph in the Premier League this season.

The Southampton legend tipped the Blues from the start of the campaign due to the fact that Antonio Conte’s side would not have to contend with playing in Europe.

Chelsea currently sit six points clear of the chasing pack after 17 matches and according to Le Tissier, will kick on and claim the crown, but only if Pep Guardiola‘s Manchester City are dumped early from the Champions League.

I backed Chelsea at the start of the season, purely for the fact they’ve got no European football to contend with,” he said on Sky Sports.

“If Manchester City go far in the Champions League, I think Chelsea will win the title.

“If City were to go out in the first knockout stages, I think they’d have a better chance of winning the Premier League.”