Aside from being a fluke of a bad season which was 37 points down on the previous year and 25-30 points down on average, Chelsea had won the title the year before and as a wider picture had won 4 titles and 4 runners up positions in just over a decade before that. And added probably the best player in the league that season to their squad.Fine, Chelsea finished 10th, 31 points behind the champions in 2015-16. The following season they won the league.And if you hAd come on here proclaiming it was Leicester’s year then I would have been even more dismissiveHow many points were Leicester off winning the title the season prior to them winning it?Other than the fact they were 25 points off winning the title last year and need to overhaul that massive gap to win it this year?Yes I do, and it means very little in the grand scheme of things.
Would you have been dismissive of Chelsea's chances based on that previous season points gap too? Interesting.
Liverpool last year finished with 75 points which is a good year from them, consistent with the year before and only materially bettered once in the last 9 years with Suarez when they blew it. And they’ve not won a title in nearly 30 years which as we saw in 2014 and anytime spurs get near a trophy plays a big part.
Not saying that Liverpool have got no chance but they have an absolutely massive gap to close on a Man City side who most people would fancy to rack up over 90 points.