Premier League title race wide open, says ex-Liverpool star Bruce Grobbelaar

Fri 05 Oct 2018 at 19:48 Sports

NNA - Manchester City won the English Premier League by a record margin last season with Pep Guardiola's team becoming the first side to accumulate 100 points in a season. No team had scored more or won more than City did in their record-breaking 2017-18 campaign.

But this season will be different and the title holder will be pushed to the wire by a number of teams, says Liverpool great Bruce Grobbelaar.

After seven games City and Liverpool are level at the top of the table with 19 points after an unbeaten start to the season and while Sunday's fixture at Anfield between the two sides is regarded by many as a showdown between the leading title contenders, six-time English league winner Grobbelaar does not believe this season will be a two-horse race.

"I've got no doubt, it'll go to the wire. Not only two but three or four [teams] -- Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea and another ... perhaps Arsenal. But never rule out Manchester United and [Jose] Mourinho. I think they will pull it together," Grobbelaar told CNN Sport.

Chelsea, under new boss Maurizio Sarri, is also unbeaten after seven games and lie third, just two points behind Liverpool and Manchester City, while Arsenal is fifth.

But Manchester United have endured a terrible start to the campaign, losing three of their first seven matches in the club's worst start to the season since 1989-90, putting manager Mourinho under intense scrutiny.—CNN

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