December is the month that EPL clubs have their busiest schedule winning in this month guarantees league title. Pep Guardiola has managed major club sides across Europe in different leagues. His current margin between league leaders Liverpool and his team is 11 points and Liverpool looks pretty good to continue their raid. Defending champions Manchester City are really ready and willing to give Jurgen Klopp’s troop a tough time as they are battle for the league.
Manchester City started the November run perfectly but drew their last game in the month of November against Newcastle 2-2. Their major rival Liverpool did well to complete theirs in a remarkable way winning all three of the games. City coach has made it known that they are not giving up on the title chase and so, the Reds should keep watch.
City Never Giving Up: Pep Guardiola
Speaking to the media Pep Guardiola said: “We have to win games, win games, and win games. When you don’t win, it will be more difficult,” so we have to keep wining he said this after their last draw with Newcastle. The Spaniard managed to overturn a 10-point gap last season as City hunted down Liverpool to win the Premier League title.
Liverpool has only dropped 1 point in the English Premier League this season although they have not been good with clean sheets. Jurgen Klopp side is one every team in the English Premier League is keeping an eye on. They chasing the English Premier League with their heart as they have not won it for the past 30 years now.
December Busy Schedule?
December is always a hectic time for English Premier League teams, it involves playing both weekdays and weekends. For Liverpool is like a more hectic time for them, they have both the Champions league and FIFA Club World Cup to play. Klopp’s side will be facing nine games in four different competitions and they don’t drop points now then the trophy is theirs.
Guardiola’s side also have a tough December themselves, with eight matches in three different competitions. Two of the games will be Premier League games in 48 hours against Wolves and Sheffield United. With this such a busy schedule you will start looking at Leicester City as major contenders.
‘We don’t think about these things’
But with all the huge games and hectic December schedule Pep Guardiola still thinks his team will not give up in the title race. Liverpool head coach has also said his team are not slacking in any way they are focus on the title. Klopp joined his players on the pitch to applaud the fans in their last game at Anfield speaking to media he said: “It’s unbelievable how much they want to win. They made it a really special win,” he said.
Manchester city has already started December in a good way as they threshed Burnley in front of their fans 4-1. City’s victory has now closed the margin to 8 points ahead Liverpool game against Everton. Liverpool will be playing against Everton in their first December game and a loss in the game will bring both City closer to them.
They will come out but will be without midfield martial Fabinho and Alison. Fabinho is nursng injury while Alison is serving his red card suspension. December is time to gather all the points as getting the points will guarantee the trophy.