Jose Mourinho has insisted that there are seven teams who could title for the Premier League title this season, all on a level footing with European competition to contend with.
Chelsea and Liverpool both took advantage of a complete lack of European football last season to perform above expectations after shaky 2015/16 seasons, but this season sees all of the sides expected to challenge for the title facing midweek away trips around the continent.
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Speaking to the press on Friday ahead of his Manchester United side's opening weekend fixture against West Ham at Old Trafford, Mourinho said:
“But the top seven, we’re going to be in the four competitions, so there’s no advantage for any one of us.