Michael Owen names advantage Liverpool and Man City have over Chelsea in title race

Chelsea currently lead the way in the Premier League

Chelsea currently lead the way in the Premier League (Getty)

Michael Owen has suggested that Liverpool and Manchester City have an advantage over Chelsea in the Premier League title race because their starting XIs are better.

It is shaping up to be a three-horse race for the Premier League title this season with Chelsea currently leading the way, as they are a point clear of Manchester City and two clear of Liverpool.

All three sides continued their strong run of form on Wednesday evening as Chelsea edged past Watford, Manchester City beat Aston Villa, while Liverpool ran out comfortable winners in the Merseyside derby against Everton.

Owen believes this year’s title race will not be decided until the very end of the season due to the calibre of the top three.

The former Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle striker believes Jurgen Klopp’s side will see off competition from City and Chelsea.

‘I think it’s very difficult to predict. I couldn’t argue with anybody if they said one of those three will win it,’ Owen told Premier League Productions.

Michael Owen has backed Liverpool to beat Man City and Chelsea in the title race

Michael Owen has backed Liverpool to beat Man City and Chelsea in the title race (Getty)

‘I think this title race will go all the way until May. I think all three of them will still have a chance of winning it in May.

‘I think these are the best three sides we’ve seen for a long, long time. We’ve seen sides, City have been great. Liverpool have been great in the last few seasons, but we’ve never seen three teams of this standard at once in the Premier League. This is an exceptional season and I’m convinced it will go to the wire.

‘The results of the top three already, they don’t seem to be slipping up. I do think the starting XI of Liverpool and Man City are stronger than Chelsea, but Chelsea have got a great manager and a great squad.

‘It could go any way but I’ll stick my pick on Liverpool.’

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