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Manchester City star still believes they can pip Chelsea to the Premier League title

Manchester City star Jesus Navas believes that, while Chelsea sit seven points clear of second-place Arsenal and nine clear of the Citizens, the Premier League trophy is not guaranteed to be lifted by the Stamford Bridge outfit.

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Navas remains optimistic that his side can produce what would be a sensational – and rather farfetched – turn around at the top of the table, and clinch their second successive title.

Manuel Pellegrini’s team had been the Blues’ closest title contenders for much of the season – even drawing level on points with Jose Mourinho’s men over the festive period.

However, they failed to capitalise, and their indifferent form since January – particularly away from home – has seen them drift from Chelsea, with Arsenal and Manchester United hitting an excellent bout of form at the business end of the season.

Nonetheless, Man City winger Navas is “sure” that Chelsea will drop points, particularly with Diego Costa now sidelined for at least two weeks, according to BBC Sport, and if they do, his side are ready to pounce.

He told Sky Sports, “The key is to win all the remaining games and I’m sure Chelsea will drop points.

“We’re not focused on Chelsea. We are focusing on ourselves,” he continued.

“We need to strive for excellence and we need to win all our remaining fixtures.

“We have the squad to do so. We are ready to face the challenge.

The Spaniard added: “We have to fight until the last minute of the last game to win it. It’s going to be difficult and hard but we’ll give everything we have to try and win the Premier League again.”

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