We think it’s safe to say that Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are taking it. And by “It” we mean the Premier League title of the 2017/18 season. City has simply been unplayable this season. In all its years, the Premier League has never seen such a dominant force as this spectacular Manchester City side entering the usually very hectic and jam-packed Christmas period. It seems likely that come May 2018, Pep will be lifting his first Premier League title. United, Chelsea and the rest can’t do anything about it.
City has set a record, one of many by the way, winning 18 out of 19 games in the first half of the season. They could also be the Premier League’s 3rd unbeaten “Invincible” side since Preston 88/89 and the Gunners, Arsenal, in that incredible 03/04 season the way things are looking because no team can touch them. With a 12 point lead and a game in hand, this is mission impossible for Jose Mourinho and Co. Even Tom Cruise can’t hack this one.
It’ll be interesting to see what next for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United, especially how he’ll react to seeing his title ambitions almost fade away completely in his second stint at the helm which usually proves to be his best. He has already started to show the Jose frustration trademark by publicly calling out his team and stating that he’s dealing with “childish” players after the draw with Leicester City.
However, the battle for the other three Champions League spots is looking to be a hot one. Only eight points separate 2nd placed Manchester United and 6th placed Arsenal with Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool all in the mix. No doubt, two of these leading sides will have to fall out and get denied the chance to mix it up with Europe’s elite in the Champions League next season. All in all, it’s been a good half of the season, as is always with the Premier League. We definitely can’t wait for part II.