Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City side may have capitalized on Liverpool’s slip up against Chelsea, but he believes there is still no clear favorite on who will be crowned champions of England.

City now trail league leaders Liverpool by only three points with a game in hand and as they are also higher on goal difference, it means that if their point tallies are level when the season closes, Pellegrini will have the upper hand.

The Chilean manager has refused to rule out any of the top three teams as Chelsea can still clinch the title if results go their way, with the City boss saying it would probably go down right until the final day.

When asked about the current title race, Pellegrini told Sky Sports: “I think it is different to last year when Manchester United won the title weeks before the season finished.

“This year has been special and very close. With Arsenal, there have been four or five teams that have been playing for the title.

“It is very important now to continue until the end and we will see at the end of the season which was the best team.”

Pellegrini replied to facts that City were now favorites by saying: “I repeat, in football there are not favorites.

“Liverpool have three points more than us and we have one game in hand that we must win, so I think that nobody is favorites.

“Now it depends again on what we can do. We lost that chance when we lost the game against Liverpool.”

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