Can Tottenham Hotspur stop Chelsea in their quest to recapture the Premier League title in the 2016-17 season, their manager Antonio Conte’s first campaign in English football?
After enjoying considerable success with his previous club Juventus before taking charge of the Italy national team, Conte looks set to make an immediate trophy-winning impact in his initial English campaign and bring Chelsea a fifth English title in 13 years.
This had been billed as potentially the most exciting Premier League season ever, one of the reasons being that Pep Guardiola, who took over in charge of Manchester City last summer, was going up against his nemesis from their days as rivals in the Spanish El Clasico with Jose Mourinho now in charge only four miles away at Manchester United.
But that duo have been upstaged by the exploits of Conte who, after back-to-back defeats against title rivals Liverpool and Arsenal, engineered a brilliant run of 13 consecutive Premier League victories that took the Blues to the top of the table and then clear of the chasing pack.
Diego Costa (left) holds the Premier League trophy during an open-topped bus parade after Chelsea's last title success in 2015 (Getty Images)
However, there is still time for Chelsea to slip up and big leads have been squandered in the past. Could Tottenham Hotspur stage a late rally to prevent the famous trophy from ending up at Stamford Bridge?
Readers of Footballtips.com should, however, be sitting pretty with a tasty wager on Chelsea to be champions all ready and waiting to settled in the ‘Open Bets’ section of their online account when the title has been decided.
Here’s what we said about Chelsea when we tipped them at the start of the season: