Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has said that he thinks that Manchester City will still be challenging for the Premier League title at the end of the season, despite their recent slip.
Man City were odds-on favourites with the bookmakers to reclaim the title that they won last season just a few weeks ago, but have incredibly fallen off the rails in recent weeks, being beaten by both Crystal Palace and Leicester in their last two Premier League outings.
However, despite now sitting down in third in table, seven points off the unbeaten league leaders Liverpool, Chelsea boss Sarri still thinks that Guardiola’s men will be challenging for the title come May.
When asked in his pre-match press conference if City’s slip up meant that Chelsea were still in with a shout of winning the title, Sarri replied: “You know very well my opinion.
“As I said from the beginning [of the season], there are two teams a step ahead of the others, Liverpool and Man City.
“Now there is a little gap but I think City will be able to cover the gap, I think the title will be fought for between City and Liverpool.”
Chelsea are two points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal, but a whopping 11 points behind Liverpool at the halfway stage of the campaign, and play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.