While Chelsea defeated Stoke City on the eve of Christmas, Manchester City lost to Liverpool, thus creating a six-point gap between Chelsea and Manchester City.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has told his team to remain patient, and believes there’s still time enough to run a title challenge.
“When you are 10 points behind you have to be focused just on the next game,” he said.
“The next game starts the day after tomorrow and the result is what it is. There are many things to fight for: the Premier League, the Champions League, the cup.
“We are not even in January. There are a lot of games to play and you have to be patient and keep going.”