Chelsea boss insists Man City remain biggest title rivals

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester City remain the biggest rivals to Chelsea‘s title challenge this season, reports the Daily Mail.

Mourinho also reckons Arsenal’s four point lead at the top can easily be overhauled, and reckons the strength and depth of Manchester City’s squad should see them labelled as favourites.

“City don’t have old players, they don’t have varying players. You see all of them, players with big maturity, players with big experience,” Mourinho said.

“Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Alvaro Negredo, even Stevan Jovetic, these are the four strikers. And I say ‘even Jovetic’ because he’s injured. If he’s not, I put him in the same level where they are.

“You go to other positions; you see Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, nobody more than 30, nobody below 23. The squad is absolutely amazing.

“They have solutions and solutions and solutions. So if you ask me which team I think is the team with more ammunition I have to try to be honest. I have to apologise to the others in case they are not happy with what I say, but my opinion is City are the team with more ammunition.”

Mourinho sees December as a crucial month in the title race, claiming everyone will have a clearer idea of the top challengers by the end of the month.

And in a dig that is sure to rile Arsene Wenger, Mourinho claimed he did not see any reason why his team cannot close the four point gap at the top.

“Manchester United are nine points behind Arsenal,” he added.

“It’s a gap. Nine points is a gap. Tottenham 10. That’s a gap. It’s not a gap for us. For us, it’s something that, in two matches, is over.”


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