Manchester City are in the verge of winning all four major trophies this season, as the Premier League leaders prepare to host the in-form West Ham this weekend.
Second-placed Manchester United have to end Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten start as Chelsea boss to stand a chance of putting pressure on the Citizens.
Let’s take a look at some of the main highlights ahead of the weekend action in the English top-flight.
Pep Guardiola’s men surge to the top of the Premier League was not a surprise given their status for wining titles, although their record-breaking surge has raised belief that they can achieve greatness.
City got their 19th successive win in all competitions a record for an English top-flight side as they eased to a 2-0 victory at Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola’s the boys from the blue side of Manchester are already 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League, they face Tottenham in the League Cup final and are already in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Bernardo Silva, who was the man of the match for his outstanding performance against Borussia, gave insights to City’s wonderful confidence after they moved a step closer to an unprecedented quadruple.
The boys have gone unbeaten in 26 matches going back to November, 2020. Silva said City could set a new English top flight record after their domestic treble two years ago.
“We know we have good momentum, but this is just the last 16 of the Champions League,” he said.
“We have the Premier League, the FA Cup and the League Cup.
“It is going to be a tough season but we are going to try to win them all.”
The team closest to Man city is Manchester United, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men need to be consistently in-form than their rivals if they are to win the title for the first time since 2013.
Victory at Chelsea on Sunday will be key to keeping United’s little hopes alive.
However, the Red Devils have a game in their hands against Chelsea, given the Blues’ resurgence under former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel, reported the Guardian.
Since replacing Frank Lampard at the dugout in January, Tuchel has won six of his eight games in all competitions to take Chelsea up to fifth place.
Though United have gone five league games unbeaten and their forward Marcus Rashford believes they are becoming a force to be reckoned with.
“I think we’ve said all season that we’re a team that’s still improving, learning lessons about ourselves every game.
“We have to concentrate on ourselves and keep giving the best version of us. Ultimately that’s going to make us win the games”, he said.
Dele Alli’s Revival
Despite being kept on the sidelines by coach Jose Mourinho in most past of the season, Dele Alli’s return to form has given the Tottenham manager more attacking options.
Alli almost left on loan during the January transfer window before the club reportedly stopped the England midfielder’s attempt to reunite with his former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino at PSG.
The English midfielder has since held talks with Mourinho and has been introduced back into the squad.
Alli used Wednesday’s 4-0 Europa League win over Wolfsberger to retake his calm, after scoring a brilliant overhead kick and giving two assists.
Ninth-placed Tottenham has an uphill task to beat Burnley on Sunday to get back in fighting for top-four.
Referring to his selection quandaries, Mourinho said;
“These are the headaches that I love,”. “The headaches that you don’t like are lots of people not performing. Lots of doubts, by negative reasons.
“These are the wonderful problems. The players they need to understand this concept of team, and the intensity of matches. If you have everybody ready or play at this level, it’s the best thing to happen to the team.”