Chelsea can’t be written off in title race, warns Chris Kamara

Chris Kamara wouldn't be surprised to see Chelsea back on top of the Premier League table before the end of the season

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Chris Kamara believes Chelsea can’t be written off in the Premier League title race.

Jose Mourinho’s side are two points behind leaders Liverpool following a shock 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last weekend.

I won’t be surprised if they come back at some stage and end up at the top of the table

Chris Kamara

The Blues’s miserable week was compounded further after a 3-1 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Parc des Princes on Wednesday.

However, former Bradford City manager Kamara would not be surprised to see the Blues at the top of the Premier League table before the season reaches its climax.

“Jose Mourinho has said that Chelsea are out of the title race but I won’t be surprised if they come back at some stage and end up at the top of the table,” Kamara told The Sport Review.

“So it is all to play for.”

Kamara believes Liverpool are the favourites to win the Premier League title following their eight-game winning streak after a 4-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

But the former Portsmouth midfielder reckons Brendan Rodgers’s side will have to cope with the added pressure following their rise to the top of the table.

“All those teams now who have a chance of winning the title, there are going to be games where the pressure is too much for them,” Kamara added.

“If Chelsea had won that game, despite City and Liverpool winning, they’d still be the favourites because the points would be in the bag.

“Liverpool are favourites now and all the pressure shifts onto them – can they maintain it? The game [at West Ham], Chelsea and Man City will already have played.”

Chris Kamara is managing an amateur 5-a-side team to go to Brazil and take on a professional women’s team to Rio, head to www.facebook.com/strongbow for more details. Commenting on the Strongbow Challenge, Manager Chris Kamara, said: “Managing a football team in Rio, in this summer of all summers, against top-class Brazilian opposition. Who wouldn’t want that job? It’s going to be an unbelievable experience.”

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