Virgil van Dijk replies when asked if Chelsea FC, Leicester City are in the title race

Virgil van Dijk admits he's not sure whether Chelsea FC and Leicester City can compete with Liverpool FC for the title

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Virgil van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk (Photo: EA Sports)

Virgil van Dijk has admitted that he is not sure whether Chelsea FC and Leicester City are in the Premier League title race after the weekend’s results.

Liverpool FC sealed an impressive 3-1 win over Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday afternoon to move eight points clear of second-placed Leicester City.

Meanwhile, Chelsea FC were 2-0 winners over Crystal Palace as they moved level on points with Leicester City, with both teams now eight points behind the Reds.

Manchester City dropped down into fourth place in the table and a point behind Chelsea FC and Leicester City after 12 games of the new campaign.

Liverpool FC are the clear favourites to win the Premier League title this season after their stunning start to the new campaign.

The Merseyside outfit are unbeaten in the top flight and they have won all but one of their opening 12 Premier League games.

However, Van Dijk stopped short of confirming that Chelsea FC and Leicester City are now in the title race, as he preferred to focus on how Liverpool FC are performing.

Asked whether there is now a four-horse race for the title, Van Dijk told Sky Sports: “I don’t know. That is something for you guys to put out in the media.

“They have been doing very well and even if you look at Sheffield United, they are a very difficult team to beat.

“I know, everyone here as well knows as well, how difficult this year will be so we shouldn’t look too much at other teams.”

Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action after the international break with a crunch clash against Manchester City at The Etihad.

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