Arsenal: ‘Man City’s destiny in own hands’ – Jose Mourinho

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists that Manchester City have the advantage in the race for the Premier League title.

The west Londoners have a four-point lead over second-placed Liverpool, but Mourinho has tried to play down his team’s title credentials all season.

Saturday 3-1 win over Fulham and Arsenal‘s 1-0 defeat to Stoke has given Chelsea fans even more confidence that they could lift the Premier League trophy this season, but they still have competition from elsewhere.

Arsene Wenger’s men will need to come through a busy and difficult month in March if they are to stand a chance, but it is Manchester City who could pose the biggest threat as the Citizens have two games in hand over Chelsea and are well fancied to take the title.

Despite their lead, Mourinho has once again played down his team’s chances, and he claims that the favourites should be City.

“I prefer to have the destiny in my hands, and only City have destiny in their hands,” he said.

“If I win every game until the end of the season, all 10 – which we won’t – maybe we are not champions.

“If they win all 12 games they have, they are champions. They have their destiny in their hands.”

Chelsea are the current 2.20 favourites to win the title, with City just behind them at odds of 2.40. With just the Premier League to focus on, Liverpool are 5.50 to end their long-running league title drought.

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