Vincent Kompany believes this season will see a three way title race between Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester City.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has predicted it will be a messy three way title race this season with Chelsea, Arsenal, and City all vying for top spot, reported by DailyMail.
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Ten-man Manchester City held on for a 1-1 draw against league leaders Chelsea on Sunday, and Kompany believes he has seen enough from both the London clubs to suggest that they will be contenders for the title this year.
City are currently in sixth place but are just a point behind fourth placed Arsenal. While Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea sit three points clear atop the league.
“It is not fair to call it at the moment,” said Kompany when quizzed about the title race.”First of all we are not even close to Chelsea yet (in the table). Secondly, I have seen good things from Chelsea but I have seen maybe better things from Arsenal so I guess it will all be about consistency and, with the Champions League, it will get messy around December.”
“It is too early to call. Five points is nothing but (Chelsea) have five points more than us, it is as simple as that.”
With just five games gone it is certainly too early to tell, but with the other usual contenders for the Champions League places struggling for form at the moment it’s hard to see past these three for pole position.
The fantastic early form of Swansea, Southampton, and Aston Villa is unlikely to be sustained, although it would be fantastic to see some new faces challenging at the top.
European competition seems to be taking its toll on the Merseyside clubs, while City, Chelsea, and Arsenal are well used to coping with the demands of the Champions League by now.
The table normally starts to take shape after Christmas, so until then fans will just have to wait and see.