City are irresistible – but title not in bag yet


Manchester City may have an eight-point advantage at the top of the Premier League table after 11 matches – but there is still time for plenty of twists and turns in the title race.

Pep Guardiola’s side are playing some superb football and are priced at 2/11 to win the  title this season.

They have only failed to win one of their first 11 top-flight matches, have scored 38 goals while conceding just seven times, and are seemingly in irresistible form.

But City fans will do well to remember that their team won their first six matches last term only to hit a poor run in December and early January when they were beaten by Chelsea, Leicester City, Liverpool and Everton.

City have been brilliant going forward and look much better defensively following the summer acquisitions of Ederson and Kyle Walker.

However, Nicolas Otamendi remains suspect and Benjamin Mendy’s injury has given Guardiola a headache at left-back, although Fabian Delph has performed admirably in that position of late.

After the current international break, the Premier League and Champions League matches come thick and fast and a bad run of injuries and suspensions could affect City.

They face two key matches in six days which could go a long way to determining whether they can secure their third Premier League title in seven seasons. They visit Manchester United on December 10, before coming up against Tottenham. Defeats in both of those matches and the title race will be wide open again.

Jose Mourinho’s side are available at 14/1 to win the title in 2017/18 while Tottenham can also be backed at 14/1. Chelsea are 18/1 to clinch the Premier League crown for a second campaign in a row.

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