Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are easily the best team in England, if not in the world, currently. They seem well on course of winning the quadruple – Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and the League Cup, but the question remains: Is it realistic for them to achieve a feat that has never been done before in the English game? Let’s find out.
Manchester City seem well on track to achieve their fifth Premier League title. They are sitting pretty at the top of the table with 14 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United with just seven games to go in the league.
The league seems all but confirmed. However, if City fail to secure the title from this position then it would be a record slip in the history of the Premier League.
The Champions League has been the Achilles heel for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. They have failed to go past the quarter-finals stage and he has often over-complicated his tactics at the business end of the tournament.
This season promises to be the best chance for Guardiola to get his hands on a trophy that has eluded him for 10 years now. They are drawn against Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals and seems like a matchup City can dominate. The club lacks the history in the Champions League and that has pretty often been a big hurdle for them to overcome. This seems the perfect set-up for them to change it around.
Manchester City have already booked a place in the League Cup final and have a struggling Tottenham Hotspur against them in the final at Wembley. This cup has been called the ‘City Cup’ in the recent few years as they have managed to win five out of the last seven League Cups.
This tie seems straightforward from the outside but it could be a banana slip for the Cityzens. Jose Mourinho’s team will be playing for the future of their manager and will give it their all in front of fans who are expected to be in attendance for the final.
City are in the final four of the FA Cup and have Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in front of them in the semi-finals. On paper, they start this match as favourites yet again. West Bromwich Albion recently showed that the new manager bounce at Chelsea might be over and their defence is there for the taking.
Guardiola has come up against Thomas Tuchel in the past from their time in the Bundesliga and has managed to get the better of the German manager time and again. If they were to go past Chelsea then they will book a meeting against either Southampton or Leicester City in the final. Manchester City will fancy their chances against either of these teams.
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