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Jamie Carragher believes that Manchester City cannot be caught as their primary rivals in the Premier League played out a 2-2 draw last weekend. They enter 2022 with a 10-point lead having played an extra game. He also believes that both Liverpool and Chelsea have been guilty of throwing away the lead a number of times this season whereas City has ground out their wins at times.

“No, I think Manchester City will win the league, I don’t see Liverpool or Chelsea cutting that gap,” Jamie Carragher said. “If Liverpool had won [at Chelsea] and got the extra two points, and if they won their game in hand against Leeds, as you would expect them to do, then the gap to City would be six points, which would be very tough. Once it goes more than that, and you need three games to catch up on Manchester City, I just don’t see it at all.”

“Liverpool have been good going forward this season, Chelsea has been good defensively, but Manchester City is as good as both of them in those areas, and in terms of controlling games. That’s a big difference,” he added. “How often did Sir Alex Ferguson talk about being within five or six points of the leader on January 1, then Manchester United would be in with a chance for the title? I just feel that has changed now. It almost feels like the run-in as soon as the international breaks are over in November.”

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