Tuesday 7 November 2017 11:49, UK
Manchester City look to be in an "unstoppable" run of form but Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says there is plenty of time for his team to reel the leaders in and retain their Premier League title.
City took the early lead in the title race last season and were eight points ahead of Chelsea after the opening six games before Antonio Conte's team went on a 13-game winning run to claim their fifth Premier League crown.
This season, Pep Guardiola's team have a nine-point advantage over Chelsea but Courtois said City might lose steam as the season goes on.
"We have to hope now they drop points. At the moment they are a bit unstoppable, they are playing very well and scoring goals," Courtois told the club's website.
"Last year we were eight points behind City at one stage and then we went on a winning run. I hope we can do the same.
"But the season is very long, they could have injuries, play a bit worse and lose some games. We have to be there and keep winning our games."
Chelsea return to league action after the international break with a trip to West Bromwich Albion on November 18.