Some have intimated that as many as six or seven teams could be in the running, given the quality of the Premier League this season, but Mourinho moved to squash that speculation, claiming the run-in will see potential contenders fall by the wayside.
The Premier League’s big-hitters have bounced back from the disappointment of last season with their eyes on the title, suggesting it’ll be an interesting race this year.
“In a couple of weeks it will depend on one win and another one losing, they get the draw and the other one wins two consecutive matches to go there,” the Portuguese told his press conference.
“So my feeling is that it will be close and probably one team that is playing for the title in March probably doesn’t finish in the top four. I think it is going to be really tight. It can be tight, probably not six, probably three.
“Probably during the run, somebody will fall a little bit. I am not a gambler but if I was, I would not bet a lot on the title because it is a big risk of losing money. I would bet a lot on the top four.”