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Monday 11 December 2017

MANCHESTER City skipper Vincent Kompany has written both Manchester United and Liverpool out of a Premier League title chase which he reckons is down to three contenders.

MANCHESTER City skipper Vincent Kompany has written both Manchester United and Liverpool out of a Premier League title chase which he reckons is down to three contenders.

Although he believes it is far too early to call, he clearly views Chelsea and Arsenal as Manchester City's big rivals for the season ahead.

"It is not fair to call it at the moment," said Kompany. "First of all we are not even close to Chelsea yet (in the table)."

"It is too early to call. Five points is nothing but Chelsea have five points more than us, it is as simple as that."

"Secondly, I have seen good things from Chelsea but I have seen maybe better things from Arsenal so I guess it will all be about consistency and, with the Champions League, it will get messy around December," he added.

Kompany was in commanding form on Sunday, shutting down Diego Costa in a manner no other defender has yet managed this season.

"I loved it. I live for those moments," Kompany said of his battle with the Chelsea striker.

"People who know me know I want nothing else than to play against the big strikers week in, week out and I enjoyed every minute of it."

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