Chelsea’s gap at the top was reduced to eight points following Manchester City’s 2-0 victory over Bournemouth on Monday night.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes Manchester City will struggle to pile pressure on Chelsea due to the big gaps between games.
“The problem all the teams have at the moment is that there is no momentum at all,” Neville said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“There’s the FA Cup this weekend, then there’s the international break for two weeks at the end of March so in the next six or seven weeks there’s very few league fixtures.
“City are a case in point. They’ve got three league games in the next six weeks.
“To really put pressure on Chelsea you need a quick two or three matches where Chelsea might lose a game on a Saturday, City or the other challengers win and then all of a sudden they might have a game in midweek.
“There isn’t really that momentum to really build up and that will really suit Chelsea.”