Pep Guardiola names all the title contenders challenging Man City. See where he places Chelsea

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola says that he expects five to six teams to contend for the Premier League title this season.

City now sit at the second position on the league table after a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Saturday, and the Spanish boss believes that even teams outside the top five are still contenders.

He said: “Absolutely. I think Arsenal will be too. They are so solid. Spurs, even the two defeats they have had recently, I think they will be there.

“Chelsea have one game a week, so four or five contenders are there.

“Newcastle will maybe join. Manchester United will maybe join. Many things can happen.

“What I learned when I arrived here, the Premier League never ends.

“You think it’s over with 10 games to play, but you can’t relax because you could be relegated with so many points (remaining).

“It’s so long. Many things are going to happen. Ask me the question in March or April. Many things can happen – exceptional things

“Liverpool last season had a lot of problems in terms of injury. They have no Champions League this season.

“Liverpool have always been there. Maybe they have the ability to do it.

“Liverpool will be contenders 100%. Both teams in last seven eight years have been there.

“We have to win it on the field and with our people who will perform.”