Sunderland manager David Moyes has declared that Premier League log leaders Chelsea are not yet sure of clinching the title, despite losing at home to them.
The former Manchester United coach said it was too early for everyone to start proclaiming Antonio Conte a winner this term.
Conte supervised a 1-0 victory over Sunderland this week to make it ten straight wins in the Premier League this season. The victory sent them six points clear of second-placed Liverpool. Liverpool defeated Middlesbrough 3-0 away while former runners up Arsenal lost to Everton 2-1 to lose their spot to the Reds. The Gunners have the same points and goals difference but they lost their season opener to Liverpool, hence placing third.
According to Moyes, Chelsea will have all teams trying to stop them hence a title win is not assured.
“It’s early to say that [Chelsea winning the Premier League]. Everybody will be trying to find ways of stopping them.
“We tried and we didn’t do a bad job in restricting them to just a few clear-cut opportunities,” Moyes said after the Black Cats’ loss
Cesc Fabregas rose to the occasion as he scored the sole goal that separated both sides. He earned the Man of the Match award with his brilliant display in the absence of playmaker Eden Hazard. French midfielder N’Golo Kante was impressive and Willian put up quite a show. Thibaut Courtois stopped brilliant efforts to keep the scoreline in Chelsea’s favour.
Moyes admitted that the Blues controlled the game.
“We couldn’t stop them controlling the game, we just couldn’t stop them. It was the same for West Brom when they played Chelsea on Saturday. West Brom had a few chances, and we had a few chances too,” Moyes said. Chelsea narrowly scrapped past in both games and could require more work to keep on the winning streak.