CHELSEA are the second best team in the Premier League behind runaway leaders Manchester City.
That’s according to former Blues captain turned Sky Sports pundit John Terry.
Antonio Conte’s side have struggled in their title defence this season, losing four times already as they sit 14 points shy of City in third place.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United lie in second, three points ahead of Chelsea.
But Conte came out on top when the two sides met at Stamford Bridge last month and Terry insists that despite his old side’s disappointing first half of the season, they’re still superior to the majority of the league.
“I think if you look at it, pretty much Chelsea haven’t done too much wrong at all,” he said on Monday Night Football.
“I know City have gone there and won, which they would have been disappointed with.
“But I think on the whole when you look at it, great squad of players, and probably bar Man City the best side in the league still.
“Manchester City have just raised the bar and I think everybody’s got to catch Man City now, that’s the only problem.
“They’ve got some great individual players, great going forward, great defensively, great midfield.
“I think bar City, that are setting the tone and tempo of the Premier League at the moment, they are the best squad of players in the Premier League.”
Chelsea bounced back from a shock defeat at West Ham with two consecutive wins last week, which will breed confidence as they approach a busy run of games.
They’ll hope to continue their impressive form when they host Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, before travelling to Everton in the league on Saturday.