Jose Mourinho believes six teams are currently involved in the Premier League title race as Manchester United prepare to face Chelsea this Sunday.
United are currently second in the table with 23 points, five behind leaders Manchester City, while Tottenham lie in third with 20, and Chelsea are fourth with 19.
“Chelsea are the champions and one of the top teams in the country and I consider them – and they consider themselves, too – a big contender for the title,” he told Sky Sports.
“I think six (teams are competing for the title) because Everton, in spite of their huge investment, didn’t manage to follow the group.
“I think in the table now you can already feel the four or five are there. If Liverpool are a couple of points behind I’m pretty sure in a couple of weeks they’ll be close to us too.”