Steven Gerrard offers advice to Chelsea in title race

The Liverpool legend is refusing to crown Chelsea as Premier League champions with eight games to go in the title race

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard Photo: BT Sport

Steven Gerrard has warned the Chelsea players that there are still eight games to go in the Premier League title race.

The Blues were 2-1 winners against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night thanks to Eden Hazard’s double in the first half.

The Belgium international broke the deadlock in the eighth minute thanks to a deflected strike at Stamford Bridge.

Thibaut Courtois’s poor pass led to Sergio Aguero’s equaliser midway through the first half offered Manchester City hope of throwing the title race wide open.

However, Hazard restored Chelsea’s lead with a tap-in after the 26-year-old striker missed his initial penalty before tucking away his rebound.

Speaking to BT Sport about Chelsea’s prospects in the title race, former Liverpool captain Gerrard warned that the Chelsea players must remain humble with eight games to.

“I agree Chelsea are favourites. They’re a good side and they on Wednesday they showed they can get over the line even when they don’t play well.

“But I just think that with eight games to go, it would be very silly to get carried away and for the players to believe they’ve got one hand on the trophy.”

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Chelsea are seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the title race.

Spurs recovered from a 1-0 deficit to ease to a 3-1 win against Swansea City on Wednesday night.

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