IS THE PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE RACE 'COMPLETELY AND MENTALLY OVER'? AFTER CHELSEA BEAT MANCHEST
Eden Hazard two first-half goals helped Chelsea maintained their seven-point lead over second-placed Tottenham and stretch their advantage over City to 14 points, following their 2-1 victory on Wednesday.
Chelsea went back in front before half-time after Hazard scored again for the Blues
Sergio Aguero equalised for the away side after 25 minutes at Stamford Bridge
Manchester City remain in fourth, and are four points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal. But after Arsene Wenger's side beat West Ham 3-0 and Liverpool drew 2-2 with Bournemouth, Guardiola admitted his side now must concentrate on winning the 'battle' to finish in the top four.
'The Premier League is gone,' he said.
'Now it will be a battle to qualify for the Champions League.'
Pep Guardiola conceded that his side chances of winning the title is over following City's defeat at Stamford Bridge
Football legend Rio Ferdinand believes Chelsea have 'completely and mentally' won the Premier League title after their 2-1 victory over Manchester City, as Pep Guardiola said that his side's chances of winning the title are over.
Defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday had seen Chelsea's lead cut by Mauricio Pochettino's side. with victory over City, Ferdinand said the title race has now been put to rest.
'Completely and mentally (the race is over). Against Crystal Palace you thought about a little wobble but this was a well-thought-out performance,' Ferdinand said on BT Sport.
'Eden Hazard was exceptional tonight. This is the end of it. They'll go on now and continue to take points off everyone.'
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Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said that it's still 'a bit early to say one hand on the trophy'.
My opinion: The rest of the pack can as well go to sleep just like Manchester United are doing right now #sleeping in the dream La La land of draws because it looks like Man-United players have giving up hope of even being in the top four.