By Kevin Campbell

14th Sep, 2022 | 9:27am

Man City handed advantage over Liverpool in title race after official announcement - Campbell

Kevin Campbell has claimed the postponement of Liverpool’s trip to Chelsea has “played into the hands” of Man City.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker insisted “you would rather have points on the board than games in hand.”

Liverpool and Chelsea have both endured indifferent starts to the 2022-23 campaign.

The Premier League giants were scheduled to clash at Stamford Bridge this Sunday (18 September).

However, as confirmed by both clubs, the fixture has been postponed due to police resources being stretched in London ahead of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday (19 September).

Man City’s trip to Wolves this Saturday lunchtime is currently set to go ahead.

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When asked by Football Insider if the postponement of Chelsea v Liverpool hands City an advantage in the title race, Campbell said: “Yes but City have to win the game.

“What any pro would tell you is that you would rather have the points in the bag than games in hand. You do not want to be playing catch-up.

“Anything can happen further down the line. You may get a few more injuries. The game could get rearranged after the World Cup and players may come back tired.

“It plays into Man City’s hands if they win the game because it would leave Chelsea and Liverpool both playing catch-up which neither side will want.

“It makes a life more difficult for the likes of Liverpool, that’s for sure.”

In other news, Hutton has issued a ‘frightening’ Man City verdict after teammate’s Julian Alvarez reveal.