EPL: Guardiola Reveals Two Teams That Can Stop Liverpool
Guardiola pens new Manchester City deal (photo credit: Reuters)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are the only teams that can stop his side or Liverpool from winning the Premier League this term.

Guardiola noted this on Tuesday as his side prepare to take on Everton in the league on Wednesday.

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According to him, the league battle is not a two-horse race even though they are trailing Liverpool with three points at the zenith of the table.

“The champions were Liverpool, and now we can be leading. We try to be calm. There will be surprises and it will be tough for teams to win every game,” he noted.

“Non-contenders have the ability to create problems. What I’m more concerned about is never forget who we are as a team and doing what we have to do.

“That’s what I want to watch. After, we see about the results, the table.

“I would say it’s typical in England. What’s not common is what happened last season – 18 games in a row, 100 points.

“Normal is what happens now. You can win or lose every single game. Every team involved in the title, or Europe, or staying in the Premier League.

“I never said Tottenham is not there. Chelsea, I never said. United making this run every single week and they will be there.

“Now we see the table and see the first two or three and we don’t look further than that. Chelsea can win games in a row and be a contender.

“There are 39 points to play, and nine or 10 behind it’s not too much. Everyone is ready to take points.”

The Reds are on 62 points from 25 while City are second with 59 points from the same number of games.

Tottenham are third-place with 57 points; Chelsea and Man United are fourth and fifth-place with 50 and 48 points in that order.