Chelsea star fires warning at Man United in title race

Gary Cahill warns Man United and Man City that there is still a long way to go in the Premier League title race

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Gary Cahill has warned Manchester United and Manchester City not to get carried away by their strong starts to the new Premier League saeson.

The Red Devils had been in fine form in the Premier League this season until they suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss to newly-promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

That result left Manchester United five points behind leaders Manchester City after nine games of the new campaign.

Chelsea, meanwhile, returned to winning ways on Saturday with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge.

That result still left Antonio Conte’s men nine points behind leaders Manchester City after nine games of the new season.

However, Chelsea captain Cahill has insisted that it is far too early in the season to be drawing many conclusions from the title race standings.

Cahill is quoted as saying by the Daily Express: “Last season we were eight points behind Man City and we managed to claw it back.

“I’m not saying it is going to happen, but we need to calm down and get back to it.

“We are champions of last season, in the middle of October, there are loads of games to play.

“Man City have loads of tough games to play, Man United and everyone else have massive games to play. I still think it is open.”

Chelsea return to Premier League action on Saturday evening when they take on Bournemouth away from home.

The Blues are aiming to try and defend their Premier League title this season after having won the top flight crown last term.

The west London side are also in League Cup action in midweek against Everton on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.

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