Liverpool's draw at Man City hints at title race on horizon
So who wants to win the Premier League title this season? Or more to the point, who believes they can win it? Manchester City might still be the favourites to emerge as champions again after Saturday's 1-1 draw against Liverpool, but their rivals are beginning to gang up on Pep Guardiola's team.
City certainly know how to win the title; they are aiming to becoming the first English club to do it four seasons in a row. But Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are within striking distance of top spot and the opportunity to end the campaign as champions is beginning to present itself for each of them.
We have grown accustomed to City coasting to the Premier League title. Guardiola's side has won five of the past six, with only Liverpool denying them six in a row by winning it in 2020, but this season is promising to be the most competitive race for the English title in years.
At the end of this game at the Etihad Stadium, four points separated the top five teams in the Premier League. In Spain and France, that gap was 10 points while in Italy and in Germany it was 11. In recent seasons, City have eventually pulled clear, but results are suggesting that could be different this time.
Arsenal have beaten City this season, Chelsea held them to a draw in a crazy 4-4 epic two weeks ago and now Liverpool have emerged unbeaten against Guardiola's team. With Tottenham next up at the Etihad on Dec. 3, another failure to defeat a fellow big hitter will give them all the confidence that City could drop enough points for another team to take advantage.
We are now just waiting for that team to emerge -- the best of the rest, or the club prepared to be ambitious enough in JanuaryRead on m.allfootballapp.com