Chelsea “look like champions” this season rather than his parent club Arsenal, according to on-loan midfielder Jack Wilshere.
The England international completed a loan move to Bournemouth in the summer in order to get more game time, and has impressed down on the south coast.
Wilshere, who was part of the Cherries side that lost 3-0 to the Blues on Boxing Day, thinks Chelsea are better than their rivals at the moment and thinks they have what it takes to win the league this season.
“They look like champions at the minute, for me at the moment they’re the best team in the league,” said Wilshere.
“There’s still a long way to go of course, you can’t say they’re definitely going to win the league but at the minute they look like the strongest.
“They’ve found this new formation that works for them. I’ve always thought it’s a tough place to come anyway.
“I’ve been [to Stamford Bridge] a few times with Arsenal and we’ve only won once, but they’re more ruthless, they know what the job in hand is, they go out there and week in week out they change their game planning depending on who they are playing.
“I think that’s the sign of a top team.”