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Mourinho: EPL Table Is Fake

Jose Mourinho says the current Premier League table is ‘fake’ because some teams have games in hand, which gives them an unfair advantage over others.

Chelsea sit two points behind log leaders, Liverpool, which they are still facing, and two points above Manchester City. The Citizens, however, have two games in hand and can still overtake both title rivals.

Mourinho calls this situation a disgrace for the ‘best league in the world’.

"In such an important league as ours, I don't think it's possible to have so many matches in hand, you have to wait two months and it creates difficulties for all the teams - top and bottom," the Portuguese said.

"The table is again fake. The table is again with lots of matches in hand.

"You look to the top part of the table and, some teams, they have more matches than others. You look to the relegation area and it's exactly the same. In the top of the league we cannot say we need X points to be champions.

"If you look at the relegation area, Fulham or Cardiff or Norwich, they cannot say 'we need this number of points to survive', because they don't know, because Sunderland have matches in hand.

"This, in the best league in the world, I don't think is the best image we are giving and it's not the best situation.

"To play matches in hand in the last week of the season, I don't think is adapted to this top football country. We depend too much on other results."

Manchester City could play for a draw against log leaders Liverpool on Sunday, because with two games in hand they can still make up their four point gap to the Reds at a later stage.

That is why Mourinho remains adamant City are favourites to win the title and his side can do nothing but try to win their games.

"With Liverpool we have to play against them, so we have one match we have three points to discuss with them - with Manchester City we do not play so they have their destiny in their hands and the only thing we can do is to continue to win matches."

Do you agree with Mourinho that this situation gives Man City an unfair advantage? Have your say in the comment section below.

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