Man Utd leave dent in Chelsea's Premier League title hopes

David Luiz says there is a lot of football left to be played and warned Tottenham that Chelsea are "top of the league for a reason".

"We lost because we did not play very well and it was not the Chelsea like before and sometimes this happens", said Luiz, who has made 28 Premier League appearances this season.

He added: "I think I said two or three months ago he could be in line for Player of the Year".

If Chelsea can be chased down in Spurs' remaining six games, Tottenham would be crowned champions for the first time since 1961, and etching another new name in the Premier League trophy.

'Saturday will have nothing to do with the league.

Eddie Howe's men were beaten 3-1 by Chelsea only the weekend before, but Bournemouth defender Steve Cook insisted Spurs were the toughest team they had faced this term.

The highly-rated England global will be looking to be a thorn in Chelsea's side once again as he has the opportunity of reaching 20 goals for the campaign.

Chelsea's second loss in four games has reopened the title race, offering hope to second-placed Tottenham, who are just four points behind with six games to go.

"We must understand this, that (something) really important is happening this season because we are doing a great job and a miracle if you consider last season and the problems we had". They are named Chelsea, but they could be named Arsenal or Tottenham. We've been very good at that this season, especially at home. "But we can't control what Chelsea do". "We fully deserved the win and full credit to all the players". The league is open and we have a 50 per cent probability to win the league. We now need everyone to rest and get ready for the next few games.

While a win would put Tottenham in their first FA Cup final since they beat Nottingham Forest in 1991 - possibly against north London rivals Arsenal who play Manchester City on Sunday - it could have wider ramifications for the final weeks of the season. Goals from Pedro and Victor Moses dragged Conte's side from a goal down to win 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on November 26, while two headers from Dele Alli sent Chelsea to defeat at White Hart Lane on January 4.

Begovic maintained that Chelsea were still in a good position and urged his team to focus on themselves instead of Tottenham. Of their two games on the road, only the trip to Everton on 30 April is against a club looking to secure a place in European competition next season.

Buoyed by that possibility, Spurs looked by far the better team in the first half.

  • Julie Sanders