Chelsea lead at the top of the table has been cut to just three points in the space of a few weeks, but striker Didier Drogba says that he knew all along that the blues were not going to run away with the title.
Manchester City’s impressive form over the last few weeks – despite missing key players like Sergio Aguero – and Chelsea dropping points against the likes of Southampton and Sunderland has seen the lead cut to just three points going into 2015. At one point, Chelsea had a nine point advantage over City.
The recent 1-1 draw is the latest in a string of dropped points for Jose Mourinho’s men, but they were let off the hook by City who could only manage 2-2 draw with Burnley at home. City were expected to be certainties for three points this match, but they have shown frailty at the Etihad stadium unlike in recent seasons.
This was once again confirmed after they threw away a two-goal lead against a team struggling at the bottom of the table. Drogba says that Chelsea’s recent dropped points are certainly not due to complacency but because of the tough nature of this league. Drogba returned to Chelsea in the summer and has had a major impact by scoring six goals in all competitions.
“I think it’s going to be tough. We knew it was not over.A few years ago, I think we were 11 or 12 points in front of Man United and then they won the league.So eight points or nine points – I don’t know how many points we had on top of Man City – I think it is not enough.At that time of the season, it was too early, but I think now we start again a new championship. I think the game is on,” said Drogba.