Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that Manchester United are still in the Premier League title race, reports the London Evening Standard.
Mourinho, who led his side to Capital One Cup final success over Tottenham at Wembley yesterday, has failed to rule the Red Devils out of contention, despite Louis van Gaal's side currently sitting as many as 10 points behind the Blues.
All to play for
After second placed Manchester City were beaten at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield, the Blues chief insisted that it's still all to play for between now and the end of the campaign.
Speaking to reporters, the Chelsea boss said: "It's in the hands of everyone.
"We have lots of difficult matches to play. City have difficult matches. [Manchester] United are third, right? Nine points [behind]? They are in the title race too. Liverpool, I predicted that."
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After City's loss, the Blues now have a five point lead at the top of the table and have a game in hand on their rivals. Manchester United, who were in third place, dropped a position after Arsenal secured all three points against Everton this past weekend, while Liverpool are now just two their great rivals.
It's certainly all to play for as the season approaches its latter stages, but the trio of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal will no doubt be focusing on finishing inside the top four.
Chelsea in control
Of course, Mourinho would be foolish to rule anyone out of contention at this stage, but he will no doubt be in great spirits after a remarkable weekend for his side.
And, in truth, the league title should be heading to Stamford Bridge as the Blues continue to go from strength-to-strength in the division. Chelsea have been comfortably the most consistent side in England this term, with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Co. all showing signs of vulnerability.
With a core Thibaut Courtois, John Terry, Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa, Chelsea will take some stopping over the coming months. The minimum requirement for Mourinho and Co. will be a domestic double, and they can certainly achieve that.
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