Danny Drinkwater sends Chelsea FC warning to Man City

The Chelsea FC midfielder is still optimistic Antonio Conte's men can overhaul Manchester City in the title race

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Danny Drinkwater is refusing to concede defeat in the Premier League title race despite Chelsea trailing Manchester City by 15 points.

The England international moved to the Blues in a £35m deal from Premier League rivals Leicester City in the summer transfer window.

Drinkwater has found his first-team opportunities limited at the west London side given the intense competition for a starting spot.

Chelsea FC returned to winning ways with a 4-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League earlier this month.

Their top-four rivals Liverpool FC did the chasing pack a big favour when the Reds became the first top-flight team to beat Manchester City after a 4-3 win at Anfield.

Chelsea FC are 15 points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s runaway Premier League leaders to extinguish the possibility of the west London side overhauling Manchester City.

Drinkwater believes Chelsea FC are still in with a chance of winning the Premier League title.

“It’s not over till it’s over,” Drinkwater is quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

“The more games we win, the more games they lose… then we’re still there or thereabouts.

“I think everyone’s surprised how good Man City have been.

“But credit to them and we won’t stop fighting, we’ll keep going but City have been very dominant this year.

“The more points that are taken off City then, obviously, the better for everyone else around them.”

Chelsea FC have won the Premier League title in two of the past three seasons under Jose Mourinho and then Antonio Conte.

The west London outfit signed England international Ross Barkley in a £15m deal from Premier League rivals Everton earlier in the January transfer window.

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