Defoe overlooks Chelsea for the Premier League title

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Chelsea are currently top of the league after nine league games, having amassed 22 points.

Chelsea are a point ahead of Liverpool who are 2nd and two points ahead of Manchester City who are 3rd.

Despite Chelsea’s bright start to the season, Thomas Tuchel’s side are still being overlooked for the title, and former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is the latest to underrate Chelsea, as he believes Manchester City are the team to beat and also hailed the attacking threat of Liverpool.

“I still think that Manchester City are the team to beat,” said Defoe through

“Watching people saying they don’t have a number nine – they played with a false nine all of last season, without a proper number nine, [Sergio] Aguero didn’t play and they won the league.

“For me, I still feel like they are the team to beat, with the options that they’ve got, the quality that they’ve got, bringing in Jack Grealish – [Raheem] Sterling doesn’t even start! And the know-how, they know how to do it.

“I know Liverpool are looking good, and the front three are frightening – I think the front three of [Roberto] Firmino, [Mohamed] Salah and [Sadio] Mane are back to where they were before – but I still think that Man City are the team to beat.”

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