Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards reveal their Premier League title predictions
Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards have revealed their Premier League title predictions after several pulsating matches on Saturday.
Chelsea began the weekend at the top of the Premier League table after accumulating 33 points from their opening 14 matches, however a thrilling 3-2 defeat away to West Ham has seen them drop to third.
With the Blues dropping points in Saturday’s early kick-off, Liverpool had the chance to go top of the table with a win away to Wolves.
Jurgen Klopp’s side missed several clear cut chances during the match at Molineux, but were saved by a 94th minute strike by substitute Divock Origi, which saw them win the game 1-0.
However, it was Manchester City who finished the day top of the table after they beat Watford in the evening match, thanks to a Bernardo Silva brace following an opening goal from Raheem Sterling.
Just two points separate the three teams after 15 matches, in what is shaping up to be one of the closest title races in Premier League history.
But Redknapp believes that City and Liverpool have the edge over Chelsea in the battle for top spot.
‘Man City are a joy to watch right now,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports after City’s win over Watford.
‘I would say that they and Liverpool are just ahead of Chelsea right now as favourites in this race.’
Meanwhile Richards said that all three teams remain in the hunt for the title, but believes that his former club City could run away with it if they sign a striker in January.
‘We have three top managers competing this season for the title and we all love to see the competitive nature at the top of the table that has been missing for a couple of years now,’ he added.
‘By wanting to buy a striker in the summer – people say they need one but when they had Aguero, he didn’t play every game.
‘But a striker would be taking more of these chances. That’s just the fact of it.
‘They need that clinical edge in front of goal. Especially against the big teams. You need to put them away. That could be the difference in the big games.’
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