After 17 games unbeaten in the league, Manchester City target is to go the season unbeaten and try to better Arsenal’s Invicinbles record of 2004.
The current squad put together by Pep Guadiola has proven to critics that they are not afraid of their opponents with the level in which they have dispatch every team that have come close to stopping them. They not only defeat their opponents, but also outplayed them.
If it’s the quality of the team assembled with over half a billion pounds that is at work or the genius of Guadiola or both, it is difficult to distinguish at this point in time.
Next up for city is Tottenham at the Etihad. Tottenham was one of the teams that defeated City last season in Pep’s first season in England. This fixture last season ended in a 2-2 draw after Spurs rally back from a two goals deficit at half time.
The current performance of Spurs this season can’t be compared to last season or season before. This has not stopped them from bringing their best game against teams in which the odd was against them to win.
Real Madrid suffer their only group stage defeat in the Champions league in the hands of Spurs and were held at the Benabeau.
Spurs are capable of springing up the biggest upset. The absence of their top rated defender, Toby Alderweireld might reduce their chance of actualizing this but they have enough up front to make the upset happen.
The combination of Harry Kane and Dele Alli upfront and the form of Son Heung-min are capable of threatening any defence in the league. At this point whereby City most trusted ball playing defender, John Stones is out and the partnership of Mangala and Otamendi is susceptible to errors.
The presence of Fabian Delph at left back is also an avenue that can be tapped by the visitors. In the match against Manchester United at Old Trafford, City scored two goals from set pieces and two grave errors and conceded from a poor clearance from Delph. So it shows they are not it immune to errors, like every other team.
The chances of City beating Spurs at home is probably better than the other way round but for the current 11 points cushion between first place City to reduce over second place United, somehow, anyhow, they have to drop point to a team. At the moment, Spurs look like the likely option before the middle of the season.
Going a season unbeaten is what I think the current Guadiola team are capable of doing. The teams he manage or managed holds the records of the highest winning run in La Liga, 15 games, Bundeslinga with 19 games and the premier league currently at 15. So if there is any team in the world that can break the Invincible record, it has to be Guadiola’s team.
The season is a 38 league game marathon and anything could still happen, but till then, we look forward to that team that will make City drop points. All attention turns to Spurs to do help humble Guadiola’s team.