Michael Owen believes just four team are in the running for this season’s Premier League title.
Tottenham are the early leaders with reigning champions Liverpool level on points with Jose Mourinho’s side.
Chelsea have impressed in the first ten games and sit third with Leicester in fourth and West Ham surprisingly in fifth.
Manchester City were favourites with many to regain the crown though Pep Guardiola’s team have won just four of their first nine matches.
Though Owen believes City could still win the title, ruling out the Foxes as well as Manchester United and Arsenal.
Michael Owen believes Manchester City are still in Premier League title contention
Owen told BT Sport: “If ever there was a season where you think a team could win it who you didn’t fancy at the start, it’s this one. It’s wide open right now.
“But I still narrow it down to four teams: Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea and Tottenham. Chelsea have a great shout.
“Chelsea are looking very good, [Frank] Lampard has got them playing really well. They’re obviously doing well in the Premier League, but they’re flying in Europe.
Chelsea have been in fine form in the Premier League this season
“They made nine changes against Sevilla and were still brilliant. What a squad they’ve got.”
Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi recently outlined the Blues’ title ambitions, though Lampard was quick to pour water on those dreams.
The boss said: “He’s excited, I get it. I like confidence, I like the players feeling like that and I am delighted with Callum going away [with England], scoring goals and for me as a young developing player, it is always a reflection on how you train so it’s brilliant news for us and for Callum.
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