Should Liverpool and City win all of their remaining games, of which the Reds have two, then the title will be decided on goal difference.
"Whoever will be champions will deserve it, and we are one of those that will fight, and hopefully continue winning," Zabaleta told the Manchester Evening News. "We are hungry for the title, but we'll see what happens.
"We still have three games to play, and it is in our hands. We must win those games if we want to win the title again, but it will be very difficult."
City will take on Everton, Aston Villa and West Ham United in their last three fixtures.