Manchester City are currently sitting on top of the EPL table and according to Roy Keane, they should be able to defend their title come May.
The likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs are all breathing down City’s neck as the Cityzens lead the pack with 28 points from 12 matches. Keane has claimed that MCFC are the only consistently top performer in the league right now which is why they are likely to keep hold of the EPL trophy.
The ex-midfielder told Stick To Football: “I think the standard of the Premier League hasn’t been great the last month or two. I think some of the goals we are watching at weekends are so poor, the lack of quality.
“Man City are excellent, there’s no doubt about it. But I think the other teams need to sort themselves out, I really do. I still can’t see beyond City, even if they have some sort of blip, they are strong enough.”
Man City might eventually slip up and lose their grip on the EPL title:
Over the previous couple of seasons, the EPL title race has mostly been a two-horse race. First, it was Manchester City along with Liverpool and last campaign, City were challenged by Arsenal.
City held their nerves to overtake the Gunners in the previous season but we think they won’t be able to cling on this time around.
This season, as many as three teams are chasing down Pep Guardiola’s side and even teams like Aston Villa and Man United are in the hunt. Villa are currently three points behind Man City whereas Man United, who are having a really poor season are sixth – just seven points away from the top of the EPL table.
We don’t think either of these two will be able to push City until the final weeks of the season but the way Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool are playing they can certainly steal Man City’s crown.
Manchester City have been very lucky to be able to avoid injuries but even one injury to a key player like Rodri and City have stumbled immediately. The busy end of the season is yet to come and if Guardiola was to lose some important players to injuries then it won’t take long for the others to catch up.
If MCFC can escape major injuries then they won’t see a drop in form but injuries are inevitable this season, as seen with all the other teams in the league. Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs have had their share of injury setbacks and most of these players should be back on the pitch before the second half of the campaign kicks off. These teams have been playing some great football and the only thing left for them to do is to bring consistency into their game.