Pep Guardiola points to Chelsea FC and Arsenal in the title race
Pep Guardiola discusses Chelsea FC and Arsenal's form in the Premier League this season
Pep Guardiola says that he has been impressed by the improvements shown by Chelsea FC and Arsenal in the Premier League this season and says that the level of competition in the English top flight is constantly rising.
The Manchester City manager was speaking ahead of his side’s trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday night as the Citizens look to keep pace with Liverpool FC at the top of the table.
Liverpool FC are currently flying high at the top of the table after having won all eight of their opening Premier League games this season.
The Reds are the favourites to win the title this season after having finished second and a point behind Guardiola’s side last term.
Guardiola has admitted that he has been very impressed by what he has seen from Liverpool FC this season – but he says that the improvements shown by the likes of Chelsea FC and Arsenal show that the Premier League is more competitive than ever.
Speaking in an interview with The Guardian, Guardiola said: “Every season is different.
“In sport, the only way to do well is to stay in the present. I’m not setting any points targets or objectives at this stage.
“In April and May you can do that but what we are facing is an opponent who are unstoppable right now. Liverpool are champions of Europe and haven’t lost once in eight games.
“We’ll just have to try and do what we can, we have 50 games left in all competitions. I’m not concerned about being the guy who thinks he’s going to win every Premier League for the rest of his life.
“Of course I still want to win, and I still believe we are contenders, but there is a long way to go and all sorts of dynamics, momentums and injuries still to happen.
“If we don’t win I will say congratulations to the team that does.
“What Liverpool are doing is fantastic but Chelsea and Arsenal are also getting better. The level is rising all the time.”
Arsenal will take on Sheffield United away from home on Monday night, while Liverpool FC are preparing to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.