Zabaleta believes there could be plenty of teams in the reckoning.
The Argentina international said: "One of our main targets for this season is to win the title back but we know how difficult it is.
"There is a long way to go but we are very positive. We have a very strong squad and obviously we will try to win as many trophies as we can.
"The battle for the title will be good.
"People are talking about only three teams but I do not agree with that.
"I think Spurs are a very strong team and also Liverpool are coming back.
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