Premier League: Tim Sherwood says Spurs, Chelsea can challenge Liverpool for title

Premier League: Tim Sherwood says Spurs, Chelsea can challenge Liverpool for title

- Premier League has entered week nine and Tottenham momentarily went top on the charts displacing Chelsea who earlier climbed to no.1 spot on the log

- Both teams won their respective fixtures with Spurs stunning Man City 2-0

- City had earlier been touted as clear favourites but have stuttered through the start of the season

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Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood has named the club alongside Chelsea as two of the only sides who can challenge Liverpool and Man City for the EPL title.

Both Spurs and Chelsea have been in fantastic shape in recent weeks, posting impressive results to catapult them up the table standings.

The two clubs won their respective fixtures after the international break to momentarily top the charts.

Premier League: Tim Sherwood says Spurs, Chelsea can challenge Liverpool for title
Both Tottenham and Chelsea won their respective fixtures, with Spurs stunning Man City 2-0. Photo Kirsty Wigglesworth.
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Chelsea won 2-0 away at Newcastle United to move to the summit with 18 points, before Spurs stunned Man City at home on Saturday, November 21, by a similar scoreline to depose the Blues from top place.

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In what has been an otherwise unpredictable season, Liverpool are placed fourth on the charts, with City, who were touted as clear favourites before the start of the campaign rooted further down in 10th.

In between the race to the top, Leicester City have squeezed themselves in third, and could move top should they win away at Liverpool on Sunday, November 22.

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Be that as it may, Sherwood has named Chelsea and Spurs as the "only" two other clubs who are in a pole position to mount a serious challenge for the domestic crown.

"I think they [Chelsea] could possibly win the league because it is so open and with Liverpool’s injury problems, Man City a little bit stuttering at the start," Sherwood told Premier League Productions as quoted by Metro UK.

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"Tottenham and Chelsea I believe are only other two teams that can win the Premier League outside of Man City and Liverpool," he added.

Earlier, reported Jose Mourinho is adamant Tottenham Hotspur are not Premier League title favourites despite their huge 2-0 win over Man City on Saturday, November 21.

A goal each from Son Heung-Min and Giovani Lo Celso sent Spurs to top of the league charts with 20 points from nine matches.

The London side has enjoyed a spectacular streak of results in recent weeks, with Mourinho masterminding a turn of form since their season opener defeat against Everton.

Were it not for the West Ham United collapse and a controversial 90th minute refereeing decision that saw them draw against Newcastle, Spurs would be up the pack gunning for domestic glory.

The Portuguese tactician noted it is too early to predict where they would finish this term, admitting his wards will definitely register poor results going forward.

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