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Frank Lampard: Chelsea are obviously the favourites for the title


Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard says that Chelsea are favourites to win the English Premier League.

The 36-year-old returned to Stamford Bridge for the first time since leaving the Blues to join the Citizens via New York City FC and received a mixed reception from the Chelsea fans during the game.

And speaking after the 1-1 draw, the Englishman admitted that the draw puts Chelsea in a strong position ahead of the last part of the season.

"I think there's a bit of disappointment [in the dressing room] but there's still a long way to go," Lampard is quoted as saying by the club's official website.

"City had more chances in the game but to be fair, Chelsea had a big game in midweek - 120 minutes - and the draw probably suits them better in the long run as it keeps them five points ahead.

"We dominated without creating loads of chances - I remember a few in the first half - but we had good possession and the movement was good.

"Considering in the last few games we've had, we've dropped our standards, we were certainly back up there today in terms of our performance.

"It was great performance all round and a good game. It had that bit of electricity that big games need but it was a solid game and I think Chelsea accepted the point in the end. I know they can defend leads - I was here for a long time!

"The draw keeps the league bubbling. Chelsea are obviously the favourites [for the title] as they're five points ahead at this stage but today, we saw too good teams going at each other.

"It doesn't change anything [in the title race] and Chelsea will be happy with that but we can't be too upset.

"It's very cliché but that's the way it is and the games you least expect to be the difficult ones can be so, so who knows what will happen?"

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