Jose Mourinho: Man United and Arsenal still in title race

Jose Mourinho warns his Chelsea side that the Premier League title race is not over yet

Jose Mourinho has warned his Chelsea side that Manchester United and Arsenal still pose a serious threat to their title hopes.

The Blues are currently seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table heading into their clash with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Sunday.

Arsenal are in fine form after having won nine of their last 10 top-flight games to move up to second place in the Premier League table.

Manchester United, meanwhile, are just a point behind the Gunners heading into the final seven games of the season.

And Mourinho says that the two clubs continue to pose a threat to Chelsea’s bid for their first top-flight title since 2010.

Asked which teams still pose a threat to Chelsea, Mourinho told a news conference on Friday: “All of them. Mathematically, it’s open.

“Every team with less than 21 points distance to us mathematically is in the race. But being objective, a team with eight, nine points, difference is obviously still in the race.”

Asked about Manchester City’s recent dip in form, Mourinho added: “No, I’m not surprised because this is the Premier League.

“In other competitions it’s difficult to believe that a top team can lose four, five, six, seven matches in a season. In almost every country it’s very difficult for a top team to lose so many matches – but here, yes. Here, it’s possible. So no, I’m not surprised. Everybody loses matches, everybody loses points.”

Chelsea stretched their lead at the top of the table thanks to a 2-1 win over Stoke City at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

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