Chelsea boss Mourinho insists Man City are title favourites

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted Manchester City should be considered favourites to land the Premier League title this season, the Independent has reported.

City went top of the table with a New Year’s Day win over Swansea City but little separates the teams in the mix, with first place changing hands regularly over the festive period. Mourinho is sure, however, that City’s resources mean they should be leading the pack.

It was suggested to the Portuguese that he was simply attempting to ratchet up the pressure on Manuel Pellegrini’s side and ease the strain on his own Chelsea players, but Mourinho was adamant the title is City’s to lose. “ See the [City] squad, see the players, the number of goals, the strikers,” Mourinho argued. “Dzeko is the third striker of Man City. Dzeko. Pfff. Do you think I’m putting pressure on? Jovetic, is the fourth-choice striker. Pfff.

City began 2014 with a 3-2 win over the Swans at the Liberty Stadium, taking the points through goals from Fernandinho, Yaya Toure and Aleksandar Kolarov. Wilfried Bony scored twice in reply for the home side.

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