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Ex-Chelsea striker Sutton: Losing Prem leadership good for Tuchel's team

Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton says losing the Premier League leadership can be good for Thomas Tuchel's team.

Sutton wrote for the Daily Mail: "I've tipped Chelsea to emerge as eventual champions. A stumble here and there — defeat at West Ham, drawing at home to Burnley — won't make me change my mind.

"Although Chelsea do need to get back on track and get Romelu Lukaku fit and firing, like he was at the start of this season.

"Thomas Tuchel and his players went to bed on Saturday night knowing that, for the first time since October 1, they weren't top of the table.

"That isn't necessarily a bad thing. Being hunted down week after week can be exhausting.

"When Blackburn won the Premier League in 1994-95 we felt the presence of Manchester United behind us but thankfully we held on to be crowned champions.

"Sometimes it's nice to be the ones doing the chasing rather than being chased."

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