With the Premier League returning this week after taking a break for the FA Cup, the focus will be back on the title race between the two Manchester clubs. However, it is well worth asking whether that title race is actually all but over. I have looked at the top three in the Premier League from a variety of different angles and present my findings here.
At approximately 9.25pm GMT on Wednesday, 2 January, Chelsea’s slim title hopes were finally being declared dead by the media and many of their own supporters. As I wrote here back in November, I never really believed in Chelsea’s title challenge and my lack of faith tended to be borne out in the data (see here and here). I am now going to say something similar about Manchester City’s title challenge.