Steve Nicol has moved Chelsea out of the running for the Premier League title because he feels the Blues are too soft at the back.
“I don’t think so [that it’s a four-horse race],” Nicol told ESPN FC.
“Before [Liverpool beat City] this was labelled the decider in the Premier League for the two teams that we all said would be streets ahead of everybody else.
“They may not be streets ahead but they’re certainly ahead.
“Listen, as well as Chelsea and Leicester are doing, I don’t think that you can say that either of those two are title contenders.
“For me it’s still a two-horse race, probably more of a one-horse race than two, but if there’s anybody else in the mix it’s still got to be City and not Leicester or Chelsea.
“Leicester’s a surprise that they’re doing so well. We figured that they were a good attacking side.
“Chelsea on the other hand, I think defensively they’ll lose too many goals.
“When you have to score three to win a game week in and week out, because I think they’re susceptible at the back no question, then for me that puts them out of the hunt.
“Leicester with any sort of injuries, particularly with [Jamie]Vardy up front – if Vardy gets injured they’ve got nothing to replace him with.
“So it’s a two-horse race for me, I don’t think it’s a four-horse race and I’m a little surprised that people are talking that way.”