Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has backed Chelsea to win the Premier League title this season despite dropping points this weekend.
Jose Mourinho’s side were expected to pick up all three points against Sunderland on Saturday, but the Blues were held to a goalless draw at the Stadium of Light.
Then on Sunday, defending English champions Manchester City eased past Southampton 3-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium, thanks to goals from Yaya Toure, Frank Lampard and Gael Clichy.
The results over the weekend mean that Chelsea are currently six points clear of City, who are second in the standings with 27 points from 13 matches.
Owen, a former England international, has always backed Chelsea to win the title this campaign and has not changed his mind following this weekend’s round of matches.
It's game on. City gaining points on Chelsea when they possibly didn't expect to after this weekends fixtures coul... http://t.co/wgUveCqTFX— michael owen (@themichaelowen) November 30, 2014
“It's game on,” the 34-year-old wrote on Sportlobster.com. “City gaining points on Chelsea when they possibly didn't expect to after this weekends fixtures could be the boost they need. I still think Chelsea will breeze it though!”
Chelsea still remain the top favourites for the title, but City are showing the form that saw them pick up the title last season.
The Blues and the Citizens have the two best squads in England, and one would expect them to take the race down to the wire.
At the moment, the six-point gap means that Chelsea are the favourites, but City are there waiting to take advantage of a slip-up.
It is a two-horse race, and a great one too.