Pep Guardiola – Chelsea & Man Utd Joined Man City in Title Race.
Manchester City’s Premier League title defence will be challenged from multiple directions.
City travel to Everton on Wednesday , for a fixture that has been moved forward due to their participation in the Carabao Cup final later this month,
Knowing victory will move them above leaders Liverpool on goal difference .
Jurgen Klopp’s team failed to capitalise on City’s 2-1 loss at Newcastle United last week as they were held to back-to-back 1-1 draws with Leicester City and West Ham,
while Guardiola’s men returned to winning ways by seeing off Arsenal 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
City suffered a shock defeat at Newcastle last Tuesday,
which gave Liverpool the chance to go seven points clear at the top,
Jurgen Klopp’s side were held by Leicester on Wednesday,
before stuttering to another draw at the London Stadium after City had beaten Arsenal on Sunday.
Man City have since been installed as favorites to retain their title.
Guardiola is wary of his team to become distracted before they return to Premier League action at Everton on Wednesday evening.
“Three, four days ago we were already done,” Guardiola said.
“The champion was Liverpool and now we are the favourite and maybe in three days we are leading or we are seven points behind.”
“We try to be calm in this situation. There will be a lot of surprises and it will be tough for every team to win all games.
The contenders and non-contenders and all the teams have the abilities, capacity and skills to create problems.”