Premier League title challenge

It’s crunch time in the Premier League as 25 games have been fought out and Liverpool lead the way with a slender advantage of three points.

Second place Manchester City travel to Merseyside tomorrow night to tackle their title challengers’ biggest rivals Everton, a victory would mean City would go top on goal difference.

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Pep Guardiola’s men go into game missing two influential backline players in their club captain Vincent Kompany and World Cap winner Benjamin Mendy.

Despite a shock defeat in their last match against Newcastle United, Liverpool failed to capitalise on City’s defeat, only drawing 1-1 at home to Leicester City the following night.

Since their defeat at St James’ Park, City defeated Arsenal 3-1 whilst Liverpool once again drew 1-1 but this time to West Ham United.

The City manager recently said “This is a new challenge for me and the team.

“I believe in the team, I love them, I like them, I trust them.”

Everton have lost their last two league home matches and will be looking to return to winning ways.

Recent defeats to Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers have seen the Toffee’s drop to 9th in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have only lost one match all season and have now drawn five of their 25 league games whilst City have lost four matches but only drawn two, putting them neck and neck.

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Tottenham are the only team in the league to have not drawn a game this season but have lost six matches.

However, Mauricio Pochettino’s men remain in the running, just five points off top spot.

As the pressure intensifies between the top three, injuries have been a talk of concern in each of the clubs respective title challenging seasons.

With Harry Kane and Delle Alli sidelined until March, Tottenham most Borussia Dortmund in the league along with a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea at the end of the month.

 

 

 

Title challengers injury List

Liverpool – Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Gomez

Manchester City – Kompany, Mendy

Tottenham – Kane, Alli, Davies, Wanyama