Still Chelsea have not kept a clean sheet in seven Premier League games, since the defeat of Hull in January.
Chelsea's shock defeat at home to Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace on Saturday offered their rivals a glimmer of hope that they can yet rein in the runaway leaders who had appeared to be cruising to the title.
Tottenham has reduced the deficit separating them from Chelsea to seven points, but Lloris says finishing in the top four is what's important to the spurs at the moment.
The schedule for the next month also raises the prospect that the title race could be prolonged longer than many expected, with Chelsea also playing Manchester United away in two weeks.
Chelsea's Gary Cahill celebrates with Diego Costa, file.
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has urged his team-mates to remain calm following their surprise 2-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.
"The Premier League is still open", Fernandinho told the City website.
Benteke also acknowledged that his brace for Belgium during the global break gave him the confidence to register his first Premier League goal since January.
Ousmane Dembele timed his pass perfectly for Shinji Kagawa to beat the offside trap and the Japan midfielder unselfishly laid the ball off for Aubameyang's simple finish.
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The Spain striker has scored two goals in Chelsea's last seven league games and Cundy admits that he is not now turning in the performances he did in the first half of the campaign. I was really disappointed in Sunderland on Saturday, it was a game they really had to win.
Liverpool hired a private jet to get Coutinho back from global duty in good time for the match and it proved to be a worthwhile investment.
Palace know they will be forced to fight off interest from Premier League rivals this summer - with Tottenham believing they can land a player they tried to sign previous year.
Liverpool moved to third after beating Everton 3-1 in the Merseyside derby.
Merson added that he expects Tottenham will go to Swansea and record a 2-0 victory.
Ivory Coast winger Zaha was the game's outstanding player and Palace manager Sam Allardyce believes the player is now delivering on his undoubted potential.
Bournemouth's Harry Arter skied a late penalty over goal a 0-0 draw at Southampton in which both teams also hit the post.