Harry Redknapp has claimed Chelsea and Arsenal are ‘nowhere near’ challenging for the title and believes the Premier League is a ‘three-horse race’ between Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City this season.
Liverpool went six points clear at the top of the table over Christmas as they beat Newcastle and City suffered a shock defeat to Leicester.
The defending champions have now slipped to third, with Spurs up into second with a thumping 5-0 win over Bournemouth.
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Liverpool look to be the team to beat – they are only the fourth side in Premier League history to reach the Christmas period still unbeaten and they have conceded just seven goals all season.
But Redknapp has insisted Tottenham shouldn’t be ruled out of challenging for the crown, adding that Chelsea or Arsenal – in fourth and fifth respectively – have no chance.
“I think it’s a three horse race,” the I’m a Celebrity winner told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“Liverpool are the favourites now which is a big turnaround.
“But Tottenham are in great form at the moment and they are genuine title contenders.
“Spurs are still in it, you can’t write them off. They are bang there, the way they are playing at the moment.
“I can’t see anybody else getting into it.
“I watched Arsenal yesterday and they are nowhere near in my opinion. I know they’ve had injuries, but at the back they are still very poor.
“And Chelsea are just so reliant on Eden Hazard. Without him you couldn’t really see them challenging, they’re still short of a frontman.
“So really, I think there are three runners and I think it will be very tight.
“It’s going to be a great title race this year.”
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