Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says more than two clubs can contest the Premier League title with 13 matches of the season to go.
Guardiola’s side are three points behind leaders Liverpool but can go top if they win at Everton on Wednesday.
Tottenham are five points off top spot, with Chelsea 12 off the pace and Manchester United 14 behind in fifth.
“There are 39 points to play and it is not too much if you are nine or 10 behind,” said Guardiola.
“I never said Tottenham are not there. United making this run every single week and they will be there.
“Now we see the table and see the first two or three and we don’t look further than that. Chelsea can win games in a row and be a contender.”