Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher thinks Manchester City are the firm favourites to win the Premier League title this season.
The Citizens could, and perhaps should, have won against Liverpool yesterday but they had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Anfield. Their performance in the first half, in particular, was impressive and combined with their convincing victory over Chelsea a week before, Carragher claims they are the side who have looked the strongest:
“Man City are the team to beat. The game last week against Chelsea was a big one for me. It was a complete domination and it was similar for periods today in that first half. For me, they are the team to beat.”
A lot can happen over the course of the season but, as things stand, you have to say City look in good shape to retain their title.
Coming through the hardest week imaginable with a win, a draw and a loss may seem like a mixed bag on the face of it, but they delivered excellent performances in all three matches. The task now for Pep Guardiola’s side is to maintain that form in the coming weeks and months ahead.