Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that Chelsea are capable of winning the title even from this position.

Chelsea are currently 10 points behind Manchester City in the table, and almost everyone have written off Chelsea's chances of catching the league leaders. However, Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that dismissing Chelsea's chances of winning the title are premature and the 2009 Champions are still capable of putting up a real challenge for the title. Chelsea have lots of experience when it comes to Premier League title races, as they have not finished beyond the third position in the last eight years.

They have currently made an indifferent start to this season with heavy losses to Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool. They have made Chelsea be 10 points behind the leaders Manchester City. However, the match between the League leaders and Chelsea on Monday night at Stamford Bridge will provide Andre Villas-Boas' men with the perfect opportunity to close the gap.

It will be a great tough contest between the two teams because Chelsea have a great record at Stamford Bridge against Manchester City, while the Manchester club is currently unbeaten in the Premier League. Their unbeaten run stretches to over 14 games and it will take a great effort to beat the side according to Roberto Mancini.

"I think they can win it. They have 10 points less than us but we play two times against them and there are 24 games [left]. The Premier League is very difficult and, in these two months, all the teams that play every three days will find it difficult," Mancini said. Andre Villas-Boas has come under intense criticism for these tactics in recent weeks, but they have just achieved two successive 3-0 wins in a row.