Chelsea are currently eight points ahead of City after 11 games, having yet to lose this season.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men have lost two and drawn three games this term, and they sit behind surprising high-fliers Southampton, who have shocked the Premier League into second place. The Manchester club look out-of-sorts whenever taking to the field, and whilst they rescued a late draw at home to Chelsea to give them hope that they could compete with the best, they have also only managed draws with QPR and a loss to West Ham - and they have just one win in their last six games.
Many believe that it is now Chelsea’s title, with Premier League bosses Harry Redknapp and Arsene Wenger confirming that the Blues look like deserved winners, and it is more a question of whether the West Londoners can complete an invincible season, rather than will they win the league.
However, one man who doesn’t agree with the assessment of Chelsea as Premier League winners-in-waiting is David Moyes, who believes that City can still catch up with Jose Mourinho’s side. Speaking to talkSPORT about his new role as head coach of Real Sociedad, the former Manchester United boss suggested that the ‘good players’ that City possess could be enough to catch up with Chelsea, who he does concede look very impressive.
“I wouldn’t say chelsea have run away with it [the Premier League],” the Scot said.
“Man City still have the possibility of getting back as they have really good players.
“But I’ve got to say Chelsea look very powerful and very strong.”
On their day, City arguably have the best squad in the division, but their struggle for consistency this season has cost them a number of results. Whilst Chelsea have an incredible squad, and Mourinho has moulded them into his ideal vision, it is their reliability rather than talent which has seen them top the Premier League table after 11 games. If the two side’s seasons progress as they have been so far, it is hard to see City coming anywhere near Chelsea in their quest for glory.