Jose Mourinho insists Arsenal are the favourites to win the title race as his side sits third behind Manchester City.
Despite ending City's 100 per cent home league record, and becoming the first side since Birmingham in November 2010 to prevent City scoring at home in the Premier League, the Chelsea boss still sees his side as the outsiders:
The Chelsea boss' assessment of the title race was typically Mourinho.
Chelsea beat Manchester City tonight in a top of the table clash at the Etihad Stadium. Branislav Ivanovic's goal ended City's chance to be top of the Premier League.
Samuel Eto'o, Nemanja Matic and Gary Cahill all hit the woodwork as Chelsea looked the better team throughout.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it will be "impossible" for clubs to compete with Manchester City, if Financial Fair Play is not enforced.
Financial Fair Play rules were introduced to stop football clubs spending more than they earn.
City's vast spending in an era of Financial Fair Play has come in for repeated criticism from Mourinho - he wants to see the economic regulations are enforced by European football's governing body UEFA. Jose Mourinho said:
"If they (football's authorities) want to make it impossible (to compete with City), it's impossible. (Chelsea) are not competing outside what is important for us, the 'fair' Financial Fair Play.
"We are working, thinking and believing that Financial Fair Play is going to be in practice. So there are things that are impossible for us (to do)."
Gary Cahill says Chelsea face the "ultimate challenge" when travelling to Premier League leaders Manchester City on Monday.
Chelsea on Wednesday night recorded a seventh clean sheet in nine games in all competitions in a goalless draw with West Ham which left Jose Mourinho so frustrated he described Sam Allardyce's tactics as from the 19th century.
City boast a 100 per cent record from 11 home games, scoring 42 goals in the process.
Gary Cahill told Chelsea TV: "They're banging goals in left, right and centre. It's going to be really tough. We had a really good result against them at home; away from home (at the Etihad Stadium) they've been so, so strong.
"I suppose it's the ultimate test. It's going to be a really, really tough game. We've got to try to look forward to those games and going there on Monday is exciting."
Manchester City and Wigan fans have begun making their way down Wembley Way for today's FA Cup final, which kicks off at 5:15pm.
Supporters of Lancashire football clubs Manchester City and Wigan have begun their journey to London for the sides' FA Cup final clash.
The teams meet at Wembley at 5.15pm, with coverage starting on ITV at 3:15pm.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has said his team needs to be able to cope with the demands of the both the Premier League and the FA Cup.
He said: "People want to talk about which competition we prefer, we want both. It's clear that we need to cope with the demands of both competitions.
"It's something we want to get through. Reaching the FA Cup final is a momentous moment for the football club."
City are anxious to claim the FA Cup as consolation following their failure to defend the Barclays Premier League title they won last season.
They are odds-on favourites against the Latics, whose progress to the final has been overshadowed by their battle against the drop.
But Mancini is taking no notice of the form book and has warned his team must be on top of their game, much like his old Sampdoria team were then they thrashed Serie B Ancona 6-1 in the second leg of 1994 Coppa Italia final.
He said: "I played Sampdoria-Ancona, Italian Cup, many years ago."In England it is totally different because if you play against team who plays for relegation, if you want to win, you should play not 100, but 200 per cent.
"For them it is the best moment in their life. If you don't play well, if you don't play a good game, you can't win."