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Liverpool and Manchester City are currently the two best teams in the Premier League, and the duo are way ahead of their rivals in the top six.
Last season, City won the title, but it wasn’t an easy race as they were pushed by Jurgen Klopp’s side until the last day of the season. While one point separated City and second place Liverpool, Liverpool passed third place Chelsea with 25 points.
Nothing was expected from Chelsea this season under Frank Lampard, and not many expected the so-called rookie manager to even guide the Blues to the top four with a transfer ban.
However, the Blues have been making massive improvements under Lampard and the Chelsea youngsters are playing beyond expectations, and former Chelsea right-back Glen Johnson believes that Lampard’s young stars will blossom in the near future.
“If Chelsea can keep going as they are, they could easily break into the top four,” Johnson said in a column for Betdaq.
“I’ve always said if Frank Lampard could get them into the top six he’s done a fantastic job and with the way United and Spurs are going, he could do even better than that.
“Everything he’s doing this season is building bridges for the next couple of years, especially as they haven’t been able to add to their squad.
“If he can keep improving his players, this Chelsea side will be in a very good spot once the new faces are able to be brought in.
“The whole transfer ban could turn out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise as it’s forced the club to bring the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham through and, providing they keep going as they are, they look to have some potential stars on their hands.
“I’ve been really impressed with Abraham. I really didn’t think he could translate his form from the Championship to the Premier League, but he’s shown he’s more than up to it.
“There is such a huge difference between the two leagues, so to do what he’s done so soon into his Premier League career is very impressive.”