Rio Ferdinand issues Arsenal warning to Chelsea in title race

The former Manchester United defender believes Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are the only teams capable of overhauling Chelsea in the title race

Rio Ferdinand believes Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are the only teams capable of overhauling Chelsea in the Premier League title race.

The Blues are eight points clear of the second-placed Arsenal ahead of Antonio Conte’s clash against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The west London side will host Arsene Wenger’s men in their next home game at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are nine points adrift of leaders Chelsea after Mauricio Pochettino’s side were 2-0 winners against the pacesetters earlier this month.

The north London side finished in third place in the table last term after Spurs challenged Leicester City for the title throughout the 2015-16 campaign.

Speaking to The Times about the title race ahead of Chelsea’s big clash against Jurgen Klopp’s struggling Liverpool, ex-Manchester United defender Ferdinand had his say on the Premier League title race.

There are ways of getting at Chelsea. There’s space behind their wing-backs. But they have the know-how to get a result at Anfield,’ Ferdinand told The Times.

“If Liverpool don’t win, they’re out of the title race – though in reality I see Arsenal and Tottenham as the only clubs capable of overhauling Chelsea.

“Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City are fighting it out below them. The title race is a matter for London. Fourth place is a battle for the northwest.”

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