Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz insists Liverpool and Manchester City remain the favourites to win the Premier League title this season.

Havertz inspired the Londoners to Champions League glory last season after scoring the winning goal in the final against Pep Guardiola's side, and many have backed Chelsea to build on their European success.

The summer signing of Romelu Lukaku has only strengthened Chelsea's case to be competing for the title this term, having added a prolific scorer to the ranks.

Tuchel's side are yet to lose in the Premier League this campaign, but Havertz still believes Chelsea are the 'hunters' of Liverpool and City.

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"The last couple of years, Liverpool and Manchester City have been the best and only because we won the Champions League we can’t just say this year we’re going to win it [Premier League]," the Germany international told Sky Sports.

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"Of course we have the quality, we have the players to win the league but it’s not about saying that after the fourth game, it’s too early to say it.

"We’ve also said we’re the hunters of Liverpool and City, because they’ve showed in the last few years that they are unbelievable and we want to show that we are ourselves after the Champions League title."

Chelsea are the only side Jurgen Klopp's side have failed to beat in the league after five matches played, having been held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield three weeks ago.

Liverpool maintained their promising start with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace this afternoon, though Guardiola's side were held to a surprise 0-0 draw at home to Southampton.

Klopp's side current top the table with 13 points accumulated, though both Chelsea and Manchester United can go level with Liverpool should they earn wins this weekend.