Former Everton star Kevin Kilbane feels Chelsea would have the title sewn up if they'd managed to have signed Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in the summer.

He explained in the Daily Mail: "Chelsea obviously got a lot of positive signs in the summer that he was willing to leave Old Trafford and they were prepared to pay big money make the transfer happen. There may have been a bit of mischief from Jose Mourinho initially, but he knew what a difference Rooney would make to the squad he inherited.

"But David Moyes had different ideas. And it's just as well.

"Imagine Wayne Rooney in the Chelsea team. They would be 10 points clear at the top of the table, title in the bag."