Blues must close gap on rivals: Di Matteo

Aug 19, 2012, 10:09 IST | AFP

Roberto Di Matteo admits Chelsea's main target this season is to close the gap on title rivals Manchester City and Manchester United as the European champions prepare to kick off their Premier League campaign at Wigan on Sunday.

Last season the Blues finished in sixth place, 25 points behind champions City and second placed United, following an erratic league campaign. “Man City is the favourite because they haven’t lost any key players. But, certainly, Robin Van Persie is a good signing for United. We have to try to close the gap, for sure.”

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