Following Liverpool and Manchester City’s 2-2 draw on Sunday, the top four in the Premier League (Premier League outright – City 10/11, Chelsea 5/2, Liverpool 4/1) are separated by just two points in what already looks like a close title fight.
Nothing could come between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s men and City pegged Liverpool back twice at Anfield in a pulsating contest which finished all-square.
That result benefited Chelsea, who are sitting pretty at the top of the table after seven games.
The Blues eventually overcame Southampton 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to head into the international break in a positive frame of mind after defeats to City, and Juventus in the Champions League.
It is all set up for a title battle to rival Liverpool and City’s of the 2018-19 season when they were separated by just a single point.
Add Chelsea into the mix and it could be like the 2013-14 season when the three clubs were swapping position throughout the entire campaign.
Both Chelsea and City have been very defensively resilient so far with just three goals apiece conceded in seven games.
Liverpool look like they are getting back to their best from two years particularly in attack, with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane (Top Premier League scorer – Salah 5/2, Mane 33/1) certainly getting back to form.
They are also the only side in the Premier League yet to lose a game this season.
Manchester United (Premier League outright – 16/1) will also believe they are still very much title contenders despite a disappointing week in the top-flight.
A 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa last week was followed by a 1-1 at home to Everton as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to rest Cristiano Ronaldo, despite that, however, there is no question they have the firepower to achieve success.
Following the international break, Liverpool travel to Watford while Manchester City play host to Burnley.
Current top dogs Chelsea are away at Brentford, while Manchester United face a tricky-looking tie away at Leicester City.