Former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba has tipped Petr Cech to inspire Arsenal to the EPL trophy.
Drogba won his fourth premier league medals with Chelsea and Cech last season, but has since joined Montreal Impact, with Cech joining Arsenal.
Drogba says it is impossible for Chelsea to win the trophy, but has backed Arsenal to claim a title they last won in 2004.
“I think Manchester City will be strong, but unfortunately Chelsea are too far [away],” he told Sky Sports . “So I will go for my friend Petr Cech and Arsenal.”
When asked if he felt Arsenal had enough to sustain a title challenge across the season, he added: “They’ve got Petr Cech.”
Drogba believes Chelsea will be “shocked” by their start to the season, in which they have only won four of 13 league matches, but is confident Jose Mourinho will turn it around.
“It’s a different situation for the club, the managers and the players,” he said. “When you win the league the season before and you find yourself in the last three or four teams in the table after four five games, it’s kind of a shock.
“But I really know that the players and the manager have the ability to change this, they’ve won consecutive games so I think it’s kind of a new start.”