Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher make predictions for the title – .

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Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher make predictions for the title – .


Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher made their predictions for the title (Photos: Sky Sports)

Both Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher have tipped Manchester City will win the Premier League this season ahead of reigning rivals Chelsea and Liverpool.

Chelsea drew 1-1 with Manchester United on Sunday to solidify their place at the top of the table, but saw their lead reduced to just one point as Man City beat West Ham 2-1.

Liverpool are just two points off the top after their empathetic 4-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday, and the top three clubs are already five points clear of fourth-placed West Ham.

Keane and Carragher have been impressed with the form of Champions League holders Chelsea and 2020 Liverpool champions, but still believe Pep Guardiola’s City will defend their title and become English champions for the eighth time.

Former Manchester United captain Keane told Sky Sports: ‘I kind of canceled Manchester City last year and regretted it because they activated it from November and l ‘won so easily.

“Right now, as brilliant as Liverpool and Chelsea are, I would go with Man City. “

Former Liverpool and England defender Carragher added: “It has been a good weekend for Liverpool but they have lost stupid points this season so I’m with Roy I think I would probably go with Man City.

Premier League leaders Chelsea drew with Manchester United on Sunday (Photo: Getty)

“Liverpool have kept a few clean sheets, but they look a bit open at times. I think Man City are looking very strong right now defensively. Liverpool are scoring all the goals, but I would go with Man City right now.

Speaking after Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Michael Carrick’s Manchester United, former Blues forward Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink insisted he would ‘love’ his former club to win the title.

Chelsea have thrived since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as manager at the start of the year, winning the Champions League last season and losing only once in the Premier League this quarter.

Hasselbaink said: “It’s hard to say, it’s going to be tight. I think the three teams are very, very close.

Manchester City beat West Ham at the Etihad (Photo: Getty)

“All three can win. Liverpool are very strong, Man City can win 16 games in a row! I would like Chelsea to win but it won’t be easy, it will be tight. ‘

Manchester United legend Keane insisted Chelsea were ‘hands down the better team’ in Sunday’s clash at Old Trafford, but hopes his former club can gain some momentum after the draw by lot.

“It’s an important point,” Keane said. “Chelsea were by far the best team, as the statistics show.

“They should have gone on and won the game. United were fiery and stuck to it. They got a lot of blocks and that’s part of the game.

“Especially when it hasn’t been great. They’re going to gain some momentum in the season now. A great victory in Europe and I hope they can start.

Chelsea face Watford on Wednesday night while Manchester United, who hope to appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager this week, face Arsenal on Thursday.

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