Pep Guardiola Predicts Seven Teams Will Fight for Premier League Title This Season

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has predicted that the Premier League title fight in 2020/21 could consist of as many as seven teams following a wild start to the season.

Pep Guardiola Plays Up Title Chances of Top Six Rivals Ahead of Liverpool Clash

Who Could Challenge?

The Manchester City manager has said that Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal, Leicester City and Manchester United will challenge his side, along with current champions Liverpool, for Premier League glory this season.

Per the Manchester Evening News, Guardiola believes that this could be one of the most closely contested campaigns in recent years. After two seasons of dominance at the top by Liverpool and City, who face off on Sunday, the Spaniard expects other clubs to present a tougher challenge.

Speaking ahead of Sunday titanic clash, Guardiola stated: “They [Liverpool] are the biggest favourite but I think with what happened with the pandemic the situation it is a bit different.

“I see other teams strong: Leicester maintained the level from last season apart from the last month-and-a-half of it when they dropped points but now have incredibly solid results from their starting XI and substitutions; Arsenal made a big step forward to be contenders; at Tottenham, Mourinho has the team what he wants; Chelsea is so stable now, not conceding goals and scoring a lot and has a huge squad for rotating top players; United in this moment is not in terms of results but we saw the quality they had last season, we suffered a lot in results and up front they are incredibly fast and clinical. They are top class.

“I think this season will be a lot of teams being there. The last five to 10 games will be important to arrive being there to fight for the title. Hopefully we can be there and arrive at the end with a chance to fight for the title.”

The Citizens are in need of a big result against the Reds on Sunday. An inconsistent start to the season sees them sit tenth, winning only three of their first six games. A win for Liverpool would see them return to the top of the Premier League.


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