Man City have edge on Chelsea and Liverpool despite big Pep Guardiola concern – Manchester Evening News

Manchester City have a slight edge on Chelsea and Liverpool in the early Premier League title race – despite a big concern for Pep Guardiola.

That’s according to talkSPORT pundit and former Scotland international, Ally McCoist, who is tipping Guardiola and his star-studded team to claim the trophy for a fourth time in five seasons.

Beaten on the opening day by Tottenham – minus summer target Harry KaneCity have since picked up four wins and two draws heading into this international break.

That sequence includes an eye-catching victory over Chelsea and an equally important point at Anfield.

Despite failing in their attempt to sign a replacement for club record goalscorer Sergio Aguero – now in Spain with La Liga giants Barcelona – it’s those performances against other title contenders which have made Guardiola and co the side to beat once again.

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Manchester City now have Jack Grealish as part of their squad and have started the season in assured fashion, beating Chelsea and playing well in a draw at Liverpool. And Pep Guardiola will be targeting another title, that’s for sure.

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Asked if the top-four would remain the same, McCoist said: “I have to be brutally honest. I’m changing on a weekly basis here. I think the winners will come…

“I have been really impressed with how Manchester City have played against the other big teams.

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“I still have a concern for Manchester City that they don’t have an out and out number 9 goalscorer. I’m probably a little more concerned than Manchester City fans seem to be, to be fair to them.

“They have been brilliant in possession in two away trips to Liverpool and Chelsea – and I actually thought they did alright in Paris to be quite frank.

“I’ve still got them just, just, just slight favourites ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool.”

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