Chelsea will win the Premier League title with four games to spare if they and their nearest rivals Tottenham continue to pick up points at the same rate as they’ve done throughout the season so far.

The Blues are the team to beat at the moment after some superb form under new manager Antonio Conte, who has led them nine points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Tottenham currently look the best bet to catch Chelsea, but even if they carry on at the impressive rate of collecting 2.1 points per game on average, they will still come up short.

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Antonio Conte could have plenty more to celebrate this season

Research from the Daily Mirror shows that Conte’s side, currently winning on average 2.5 points per game, would be 13 points ahead of Spurs by game week 34, thereby confirming them as champions.

Chelsea fixtures:

Burnley (A) – Sun 12 Feb
Swansea (H) – Sat 25 Feb
West Ham (A) – Mon 6 Mar
Watford (H) – Mon 13 Mar
Stoke (A) – Sat 18 Mar
Crystal Palace (H) – Sat 1 Apr
Manchester City (H) – Wed 5 Apr

It looks, as it has done for some time, like this will not be a particularly close title race, with Chelsea looking far and away the best team in the country since Conte’s arrival.

The Italian tactician has strengthened well in the transfer market and has fine-tuned his squad into his preferred 3-4-3 formation, which has only been on the losing side once since he changed from four at the back.

Chelsea fans will no doubt want the title wrapped up as quickly as possible, and while there will undoubtedly be some twists and turns before the end of the season, it looks more than likely that they’ll be celebrating before 2016/17 fully draws to a close.