Manchester United midfield star Juan Mata is still refusing to rule out Chelsea from winning the title, despite the clubs poor start to the season.
The Spaniards former club languishes 16th in the table, but he still thinks they are more of a threat to United winning the title than are the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City.
“Chelsea are in an unusual situation,” the 27-year-old, who swapped Stamford Bridge for Old Trafford in January 2014, told Onda Cero.
“It is somewhat circumstantial and I do not think it will go on for an extended period of time. They do not have a squad that should have them in that position in the Premier League.
“We have seen the gap of 10 points arrive in two months and I think Chelsea will come out of that situation quickly. In fact, I do not rule them out of the title fight.”