‘They are the best team in England’ – Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel hails Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City as the Premier League ‘benchmark’
Ten points clear at the top of the Premier League table, Manchester City have been by far the best team in the division so far this season, as they currently sit 10 points clear at the top of the table heading into the game. draw this weekend with Chelsea.
At the start of the season it was expected to be a three-horse race between current league leaders Chelsea and Liverpool, but as things stand Pep Guardiola’s men are in a league of their own after which is nothing short of a series of outrageous results for the Sky Blues in the Premier League.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed his thoughts on their next opponents’ stellar performances so far during his press conference ahead of his side’s trip to east Manchester.
“They (Manchester City) are the benchmark, they are the best team in England at the moment. That’s something we have to realistically admit. They are very strong, consistent and performing at the highest level,” said Tuchel.
The German boss hasn’t missed a beat with his assessment of league leaders and the numbers speak for themselves – with Manchester City winning their last 11 Premier League games.
Despite having already left for Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Leicester City this season, the Premier League champions have dropped just two points against such high-quality opposition.
Another major factor that makes Manchester City’s incredible consistency even better is that they have been trained alongside European heavyweights such as Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig in their Champions League squad.
However, Pep Guardiola’s men overcame the fierce competition and ended up dominating the group with one game to spare. It’s hard to disagree with Thomas Tuchel when Manchester City continue to raise the bar week after week in such relentless fashion.
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