Guardiola breaks Premier League record with fourth straight award

Jan 13, 2018, 06:46
Guardiola breaks Premier League record with fourth straight award

In a usual season they would be in the title shake-up (their 44 points at this stage would have put them top in 2015/16), but given City's dominance, they are having to settle for a position amongst the also-rans in the race for the Champions League spots. Fortunately for Man City, Guardiola manages like each game is his last, and the club won't lose sight of its goals by overlooking any opponent.

"This season at Stamford Bridge we were able to do that but still we have to go to Anfield, to Emirates and against Tottenham".

"The City game is a completely different game and the tactics must be as tuned as possible". He'll have to do it without without Philippe Coutinho, as the playmaker finally secured a move to Barcelona.

City have not won a game at Anfield since 2003 - a run stretching to 14 matches - and Liverpool will hope to extend that run this weekend with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all on form, and the addition of Virgil van Dijk to Jurgen Klopp's defence.

A 5-0 win in their previous encounter at the Etihad will be a good source of encouragement for Pep Guardiola and he will expect his side to look beyond records and simply get the job done.

Manchester City are also said to be interested, but Arsenal are favourites to complete the signing of the former Manchester United man. It's worth noting that this game could very well be postponed.

The common denominators among the better efforts involve counter-attacking, congesting the midfield with defensive-minded, tactically disciplined players and focusing on set-pieces that, in the span of eight days, brought Huddersfield and West Ham goals and nearly produced another for Southampton.

"They would grind out results, grind out results", Quinn said of Arsenal.

Jose Mourinho has been embroiled in a war of words with Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, whose side host Leicester City on Saturday when a victory would have them move above United into second. When Chelsea played a 3-5-1-1, Sane and Raheem Sterling turned it into a back five, creating more room in midfield for the eventual match victor, Kevin de Bruyne. We examine the stats on to see how best to beat Pep Guardiola's side. The amount of goals he has scored from outside the box is just ridiculous. Manchester City are 4-1-0 in their last five overall.

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"It was a special day and one I remember really well", he said. Barring a stunning road loss on January 23, that'll be one final place booked-with a date for the trophy against Chelsea or Arsenal looming in late February.

Palace also prospered by using Christian Benteke as a target man and bypassing City's pressing with direct balls.