The ongoing season of the Premier League is witnessing of the most thrilling end to the campaign with just three games to go. Title challengers Manchester City and Liverpool have shown no signs of dropping points while the top-four contenders in the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United have dropped on occasions where a victory seemed like a higher possibility.
Third-placed Spurs are separated from sixth-placed Man United by just six points and there is a chance of a further shake-up between them as the latter prepares for a clash against Chelsea following their defeat against table-toppers Man City.
The Pep Guardiola-led side outclassed the Red Devils in all aspects of the game at the Manchester derby on Wednesday, boosting their chances for title retention. They are now left with the fixtures of Burnley, Leicester City and Brighton Albion – all winnable fixtures on paper — however, Guardiola has insisted that his side must remain cautious in their run-in for the title. The City head coach has pointed out at how difficult the fixture against Burnley was last season, where they lost two points.
Guardiola was quoted as saying by AFP: “I know people are going to talk about how beautiful we are, how handsome we are. But now we have to go to Burnley — and in my two previous seasons going to Burnley was incredibly tough.” City, who amassed a record haul of 100 points last season, still dropped two at Turf Moor in a 1-1 draw.
While Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged his side to display better quality on Sunday when they take on Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea.
“We need more quality on Sunday,” admitted Solskjaer.
“Of course we want to get into the top four. I haven’t been planning on playing on
Thursday nights (in the Europa League) yet. We just have to make sure we give ourselves a chance on Sunday.”