Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is confident his side will end the season as London's top club. The EPL winners of 2010 will kick off 11 points behind leaders Manchester City when they welcome Sunderland to Stamford Bridge today.
And they will also begin that match eight points adrift of fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur, the club directly above them in third place.
Villas-Boas said: "They (Tottenham) have overtaken Chelsea in the EPL this season. Both of them have fantastic history but over the last 10 years there is no comparison between the two clubs. The question about good football normally belongs to the leaders. When you are under pressure you don't do things so well... your quality drops."