The race for the English football championship is possibly decided prematurely after the 22nd match day.
Leader and defending champion Manchester City has a huge projection of 13 points after a 1-0 (0: 0) victory against the table-second FC Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel and his blues have to give up hope for the title this season.
On the question of a preliminary decision in the master race, Tunnel held itself after the defeat in the Etihad Stadium, however. This is not a question that I can answer, said the Chelsea coach at the sender BT English football. We will not give up, but if City continues to win every game, nobody can see more.
We would have earned a draw
Kevin de Bruyne (70th minute) shot the superior citizens from his own audience to the deserved victory. The master was the better team over the 22nd match day, had more possession of the possession and came in the chance-arms game more often to graduate than the guests from London. Such a result can happen, Tunnel said, who annoyed about missing precision, lack of serenity and too many ball losses of his blues. We would have earned a draw.
His opposite Pep Guardiola, who was surprisingly tense after the narrow victory, he saw that differently. We have deserved that absolutely, said the former Bayern coach, as we played, what we did everything we did. And you must not forget about whom we played, they are Champions League winners.
Liverpool with two catching games
Both trainers had changed their teams to the cup matches. At Chelsea Time Werner remained after the ligapokal success at Tottenham Hotspur (1: 0) nearly 70 minutes on the bench. In the gate of the blues was again Kept, because Timekeeper Édouard Wendy is currently participating with Senegal on the Africa Cup. The Spaniard showed a strong performance. At Man City, Play Gunboat, Gabriel Jesus and Ruben Slides after the loose FA Cup victory at Swindon Town (4: 1) not in the starting eleven. Gunboat came late for De Bruce.
After the twelfth victory in series, City is attracting its circles at the top of the table. However, Pep Guardiola did not want to write off the FC Liverpool, which has played two games less. When Liverpool wins his two catch-up games, then there are only eight points ahead, warned Guardiola. So my job is to worry about what people will tell now, from the heads of players.