Man City are firm title favourites, insists Chelsea boss Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists that Manchester City remain the firm favourites to win this season's Premier League title

Jose Mourinho
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho insists that Manchester City remain the firm favourites to win this season’s Premier League title.

The Citizens are currently second in the Premier League table and one point behind leaders Arsenal heading into the New Year’s Day round of fixtures.

They [City] are the favourites, for us, for Arsenal, for Liverpool, to be around [the top] is a good achievement

Jose Mourinho

Mourinho’s Chelsea kept to within one point of Manuel Pellegrini’s side thanks to their 2-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday.

And the Portuguese coach feels that City are the standout candidates to win the top-flight crown this term.

“I keep saying there is a big difference between Manchester City and the other teams,” said Mourinho.

“It’s not just about quality, other teams have quality, us too. But [it is about] maturity, the number of players, the group of strikers, physicality, experience.

“They [City] are the favourites, for us, for Arsenal, for Liverpool, to be around [the top] is a good achievement.

“In our case it’s important people learn how to play these matches [against the top sides].”

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