Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has taunted Tottenham by ruling Mauricio Pochettino’s side out of the title race.
Spurs leapfrogged Manchester City on Boxing Day after Pep Guardiola’s side lost their third game in their last four matches with a 2-1 defeat against Leicester.
Tottenham’s 5-0 demolition of Wolves put them within six points of leaders Liverpool and Pochettino’s side famously hit their stride around the New Year.
Sarri has ruled Chelsea out of the title race but he’s rather prematurely done the same for Spurs, insisting Manchester City are Liverpool’s main challengers.
‘You know very well my opinion. As I said from the beginning of the season there are two teams a step above, Liverpool and Manchester,’ said Sarri.
‘Now there is a little gap, I think City will be able to recover the gap, the title is fighting between City and Liverpool.’
City take on Liverpool at the Etihad on January 3rd, in what is shaping up to be a decisive game in the title race.
Spurs take on Chelsea twice in the New Year for a place in the Carabao Cup final.
Pochettino’s men host the first leg at Wembley before travelling to Stamford Bridge in late January.