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The odds were against Chelsea when the Blues hosted Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Chelsea defied the odds and defeated City 2-0 at the Bridge to put an end to Manchester City’s unbeaten start to the season in the Premier League.

Liverpool are now top of the table, and City have lost their top spot, and their defeat to Chelsea have again opened up the title race that was looking closed at some point.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that it isn’t only Liverpool that is in the title race, but Chelsea are also in the race.

Asked about the title race, Guardiola said: “We are in December – if you [ask] me if Liverpool can win the Premier League, I will say yes.

“If you [ask] me right now in the position, Tottenham or Chelsea or Arsenal can win the Premier League, I will say yes.

“Everybody can win the Premier League.”

Sarri, however thinks it will be impossible for Chelsea to cover this gap against City and Liverpool.

“Of course yes, because as I said always I think that it’s impossible to cover this gap in one season,” Sarri said.

“One match you can play but in the competition of ten months it’s difficult to cover the gap and at the moment they are they best team in Europe.

“We won today but we must say we were a bit lucky in the first 25 minutes because they could score so a bit lucky in the first half and a very good second half.

“I think we have a team with some difficulties to be motivated and in this matches it’s easy to have great motivation and level of determination and right level of pressing but then during the season you must play with a small team and for example, the next match we have to go to Brighton and there will be three points so we need to continue with all of those otherwise we can win this game and then lose points at other matches.”

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