Michael Owen: This is a pivotal week for Chelsea and Man City
The former Liverpool striker is expecting Tottenham to push Chelsea all the way on Wednesday
Michael Owen has warned Chelsea that their title credentials are set to come under close scrutiny this week.
Jose Mourinho’s men, who are still unbeaten this season, host Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night looking to maintain their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
Manuel Pellegrini’s City, meanwhile, travel to Sunderland looking to build on their 3-0 win at Southampton.
And former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen feels that Chelsea are in for a tough test against the north Londoners, who beat Everton 2-1 on Sunday.
“Wednesday night could prove to be a big night in this season’s race for the title,” Owen wrote on Sportlobster.com.
“Chelsea, who will be without Diego Costa, who is suspended, are due to entertain Tottenham, who are just beginning to look like they are adapting to their new manager’s style of play.
“Manchester City will be treading in the footsteps of Chelsea, albeit hoping to pocket more points from their trip to the Stadium of Light.
“It isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that the lead at the top of the table could be down to just three points by the time the final whistles blow on Wednesday.”