Jose Mourinho
Mourinho was frustrated with the draw against Southampton.Getty Images

Chelsea manager José Mourinho believes Arsenal are back in the Premier League title race after the Blues secured just a draw in their game against Southampton on Sunday 15 March.

Diego Costa gave the Blues the lead earlier in the first half but Ronald Koeman's side reacted to secure a draw from the penalty spot in their visit to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are now six points clear of second-placed Manchester City and seven of the Gunners, with one game to played.

When asked whether Arsene Wenger's side are still in the title race, he said: "Of course,"

"They are seven points behind Chelsea and they have one less match to play than Chelsea. I keep thinking that our position is better than them but I think so. More teams are in the race."

But when questioned whether the Gunners are even a bigger threats than City due to their good momentum, he said: "Which momentum? 3-1 defeat to Monaco or 3-0 win over West Ham?"

"It depends on the momentum… We have six points more, seven points more and nine points more and one game more to play. Obviously our situation is a much better situation. It is not easy. Every match is difficult," he said.

"If you remember both games against Southampton, in one game [we conceded] one penalty that is not a penalty, in one game a penalty which is not given. So you are speaking about six points transformed into two points but the danger is always here. We are there, if somebody told me last August that at the end of March we are six points in front and one match in hand, I would sign for that immediately. No doubts."

The boss admitted his disappointment over the result, as Chelsea have dropped points in three of their past four home games, having won the previous 10.

"There are two perspectives and I have both with me. I am not happy with the result, but I am happy with performance, and the six points lead. I am not jumping with happiness and I am not crying with disappointment."

Asked about the penalty, he said: "My opinion is not important. It's the referee's decision and the pundits' opinions."

"My feeling that penalty for Chelsea in our favour – impossible to be given. My clear feeling."