Manchester City steamroll Chelsea to go within four points of leaders Liverpool

Man City steamrolled Chelsea on Sunday to take Pep Guardiola’s men to within four points of Premier League leaders Liverpool.

The Cityzens also have a game in hand which, if won, will leave just one point between the Sky Blues and Liverpool and Manchester United.

The latter two clubs are tied on points until Jurgen Klopp’s side travels to St. Mary’s to face Ralph Hasenhutl’s Southampton.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 30: Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James’ Park on December 30, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY PETER POWELL/GETT IMAGES.

City have been characteristically poor in front of goal this season, with their three strikes against Chelsea taking their goals in the Premier League to 24 for the term. Liverpool have scored 37 and lead the way.

Having said that, Guardiola’s side has been fantastic at the back this season, conceding just 13 goals, making their backline the stingiest in the league.

Considering they have had a poor season so far, it’s encouraging for City fans that their team is just four points off the summit with a game in hand.

Manchester City’s English midfielder Phil Foden (L) celebrates with Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (R) after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London on January 3, 2021. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY ANDY RAIN/ POOL VIA AFP.

City have FA Cup and EFL Cup obligations to contend with before they face a visit from Brighton in the Premier League. Manchester United travel to the Etihad on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup where City will be hoping to make it to a fourth consecutive League Cup final.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group Founder, Owner and Editor.
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