Frank Lampard has dismissed Jurgen Klopp’s suggestion that Chelsea are favourites for the Premier League title this season by suggesting that Liverpool and Manchester City are the front-runners, while Tottenham and Manchester United are also in with a shot.
Tottenham are currently sitting at the top of the table, level on points with second-placed Liverpool and two points ahead of Chelsea in third.
However, Jose Mourinho’s men still seem to be considered outsiders for the title in many people’s estimation.
Gary Neville admitted in his podcast earlier this week that he believes Chelsea have a better chance of winning the title than Spurs, while his fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has claimed that the strength in depth the Blues have in their squad gives them the edge over their rivals.
Klopp agreed with Carragher’s assessment, insisting that Chelsea look the favourites from the matches he has seen so far but Lampard refused to buy into the Liverpool boss’ statement.
Responding to Klopp’s claim, He told FourFourTwo: “I’m not sure anyone actually really went for it.
“I think Liverpool and Manchester City seem to be pretty much everyone’s favourites, when they perform the way they have in the last three years, building up the squads they have over the last few years. Quite rightly so.
“Even with injuries you look at Liverpool’s squad, the team they put out last night (against Wolves), they cope with those injuries. They have a big squad and most teams in the Premier League do.
“Tottenham are in the equation, so are Manchester United and so are others at this point. It’s very tight.”
Have something to tell us about this article?