BLUES legend says Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and the remainder are already too far off
CHELSEA legend Frank Lampard says the Premier League is now a three-horse race.
Manchester Metropolis sit prime of the desk, unbeaten after 15 matches, and eight factors clear forward of rivals Manchester United – forward of the derby on Sunday.
Lampard’s former membership Chelsea are three factors off United, however have a comparatively forgiving December schedule and might be anticipated to make up some floor if Pep Guardiola’s staff slip.
However Lampard, who scored a membership document 211 objectives for the Blues, believes the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs are already out of the title race.
He instructed talkSPORT: “Manchester United are nonetheless there, and I believe Chelsea would be the different foremost challengers.
“I believe the others will battle for the consistency to shut the hole on a staff who’re taking part in so effectively in Manchester Metropolis.
“However we actually can’t say it’s over at this stage, but.
“What the opposite groups, apart from Metropolis, have to do is attempt to keep in competition and hope for a blip with [sic] Metropolis.
“In the meanwhile it’s not coming… however you must keep within the sport.”
Lampard, who had a season at Manchester Metropolis, added that Pep Guardiola’s staff stay favourites – as they’ve added the form of grit wanted to win titles.
“We’ve seen within the final two video games Metropolis are usually not going to have all of it their very own approach – they’re going to come back up in opposition to troublesome video games,” added the 39-year-old
“They’ve proven grit – to be truthful to them – this week to get two outcomes, and Manchester United is a big sport for them as effectively.
“However for the impartial, clearly, we need to see it [the title race] keep alive, however for Metropolis they need to put one foot nearer to being champions in December, which is an early name.”