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Kompany expects three-way title battle


KOMPANY-TRAININGMANCHESTER, September 23-Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany believes there will be three teams battling it out for the Premier League crown this season.

Kompany is confident his own side will be in the mix as the season draws to a close, along with Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Citizens currently trail the table-topping Blues by five points, while are four points shy of Jose Mourinho’s men.

However, Kompany feels there could well be a reshuffle at the top of the pile when the number of fixtures intensifies in December and January.

“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). 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.

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

“But it will get messy in December and January as it always does – or at least the last six years I have been here it has.”