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Chelsea can still push Man City and Liverpool in Premier League title race despite recent collapse, says Danny Mills

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Chelsea can still push Man City and Liverpool in Premier League title race despite recent collapse, says Danny Mills

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Danny Mills insists Chelsea are not yet out of the title race, but there is little margin for error if they are to lift the Premier League trophy this season.

The European champions had led the way at the start of the season, however, a recent string of poor results saw them move under Manchester City and Liverpool.

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Chelsea have won only one of their last four league outings

But they’re still in touch with the top two – a win at Aston Villa on Boxing Day, live on talkSPORT, will see Chelsea tie the game with runner-up Liverpool.

And Mills believes being England’s best team is still a possibility, but warned Thomas Tuchel’s men they can only afford ONE more league loss this season.

“Chelsea have been through their sticky spell now and it hasn’t really worked out for them, but they’re not too far behind,” Mills told talkSPORT.

“Let’s say Chelsea suddenly got a grip on themselves, like they did last season when Tuchel came on. They are having a very good run, are recovering a lot of their players, they could push them [Man City and Liverpool].

“Chelsea can probably only afford to lose one more game this season, I would say. It is more or less that.”

Chelsea can still push Man City and Liverpool in Premier League title race despite recent collapse, says Danny Mills

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There is almost no margin for error for Tuchel’s men, Mills believes

Tuchel is hoping to have Romelu Lukaku and Callum Hudson-Odoi available for the shock of Villa Park. The attacking duo are among eight players who were sidelined after testing positive during the COVID-19 outbreak at Stamford Bridge.

Forward Lukaku and winger Hudson-Odoi are at the stage where they can resume training if they can provide a negative test – as is full-back Ben Chilwell, although he is still injured.

“If I understood correctly, we need a negative test and we have negative tests for Romelu, Callum and Ben Chilwell,” Tuchel said. “Although Ben Chilwell is not involved against Aston Villa.

“The other two will be on the (training) field if they are negative again. Then you have to see, they’ve been sick and have symptoms, but we’ll see.

“It’s a Premier League game in one of the toughest places you can play at Aston Villa.

Chelsea can still push Man City and Liverpool in Premier League title race despite recent collapse, says Danny Mills

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Chelsea are up against a resurgent Villa side under new manager Steven Gerrard

“This is good news, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not over-excited now because I know I have to check on how they’re doing.”

Listen to the full commentary of Aston Villa vs. Chelsea live on talkSPORT, kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

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