Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce believes Chelsea's title chances are looking good this season.
The two teams meet at lunchtime on Saturday.
Toon boss Bruce told Chronicle Live: “They have bought exceptionally good players, and that makes life a little bit easier if you are Chelsea I suppose.
“Of course, you have to find the right balance and they certainly seem to have got that.
“They look a very good side.
“I believe personally they will be there or thereabout with the changes they have made."