Manchester City will be the Premier League champion at Christmas after winning eight consecutive games, but I don’t think any team will be able to take control of the title race for a long time.
At the moment, it’s City’s chance to make everyone gasp in awe of their performance. Their football is some of the best in the world, and they saunter through many of their games.
They presently appear to be the team to beat, but I’ve thought the same thing about Liverpool and Chelsea at various times this season, and I’m sure we’ll be discussing how powerful those two are again shortly.
What I expect to see over the next 20 games is exactly what we’ve seen thus far. I am confident that things will continue to shift, with the leading trio’s places at the top flitting back and forth.
Last season, it was City who put together a spectacular second-half run, winning 15 consecutive league games from December 19 to March 2.
Pep Guardiola’s team started the season in eighth place, eight points behind leaders Liverpool, and finished the season 12 points ahead of the pack.
The conditions are different this time, and it isn’t just a question of who will be in better form in the new year.
Source: BBC Sport