Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that Chelsea’s fearlessness is behind their Premier League success this season.
The Blues confirmed their title glory earlier in May, having lost only two games all season, with the Gunners some way behind among the chasing pack.
Wenger’s men could yet secure second place, however, after a magnificent run of form in 2015, with the Frenchman arguing that they are developing the kind of winning mentality that could stand them in good stead next term.
“The real luxury in this job is not to have a fear to lose,” the Arsenal boss told reporters. “Once a team has confidence and thinks they can turn up, play and we will win the game, they become different players. I do not overrate that.
“You want to see a team respond under pressure and I think since January we have done that well.
“The problem we had this season is Chelsea had no real blip. They have lost only two games.
“In a normal championship I think we would have come back into the race. Chelsea lost only two games and, in games like when they won at Hull City and QPR, they were not at their best but could still manage a win.
“These are the kind of wins you have when you smell you are close to winning it.”