Chelsea skipper comments on the challenge posed by Manchester City

Manchester City have clawed back an eight-point deficit on Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Chelsea skipper John Terry says that it’s tough to see Manchester City claw back an eight-point deficit in the Premier League as the two clubs share top spot on 46 points.

The Blues started the season in stunning fashion, winning 10 of their first 12 matches and building up a healthy eight-point gap at the top of the table.

Many observers soon started to draw comparisons with the famous Arsenal invincible side of 2003. And given the West Londoners’ performances, who could blame them?

Such talk, however, was soon dismissed as Mourinho’s side crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle United, the start of a run which involves just three Premier League wins in six matches.

In contrast, the Citizens have been in ruthless form, winning eight of the last nine matches and drawing level with the Stamford Bridge outfit at the top of the table, leaving Terry a frustrated figure.

“It’s hard to see them claw us back, we were eight points in front and now we’re level on points,” Terry admitted to the official Chelsea website.

“It’s disappointing to have lost that lead but we said in the dressing room we’ll come together, put a run together and hopefully get a lead again.”

While the disappointment of losing their grip at the summit of the table is evident, the Blues have already played the majority of the so-called top clubs away from home.

Fixtures over the next eight weeks are kind in comparison to their nearest challengers, with the two set to meet at Stamford Bridge in a highly-anticipated clash at the end of January.

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