Manchester Metropolis have endured a sluggish begin to the 2020/21 season total however Alan Shearer nonetheless insists that the Blues are one among solely two groups which may win the Premier League title.
Simply three victories from their opening seven matches have seen Metropolis sit tenth within the league however the draw with Liverpool on the Etihad Stadium highlighted a renewed defensive resolve underneath Pep Guardiola not on present final season.
Metropolis are 5 factors behind reigning champions Liverpool in the meanwhile with a sport in hand, whereas league leaders Leicester are a degree clear off Jurgen Klopp’s males.
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Regardless of the parity within the prime tier this season, Shearer nonetheless firmly believes it is going to be a battle between Metropolis and Liverpool for the title, with the previous Newcastle United and England striker not capable of see previous the 2 rivals.
“I nonetheless see Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis because the standout groups within the Premier League and suppose one among them will win the title – however Leicester and Tottenham may need one thing to say about that,” Shearer instructed the BBC.
“Southampton additionally spent a while on prime of the desk over the weekend and it’s fairly refreshing to see some completely different groups up there. It definitely retains issues attention-grabbing and it is one thing which may final a bit longer too.
Manchester Metropolis gamers at the moment are on worldwide obligation after taking over Liverpool within the greatest match of the season to this point.
The guests went forward early by way of Mo Salah’s penalty, however Gabriel Jesus’ chic flip and end introduced Metropolis stage. Kevin De Bruyne’s missed penalty may have given Metropolis the three factors, however the match resulted in a high-quality 1-1 draw.
Metropolis have a two-week break with lots of their stars heading off to play for his or her nations – we’ll be maintaining tabs on how all of them carry out, and on preparations for his or her subsequent Premier League match at Tottenham.
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“The large factor that has stood out already about this season is how unpredictable it has been in comparison with earlier years. Each group has had not less than one unhealthy day – together with all the sides I’ve simply talked about.
“That makes it thrilling, and I do not see it altering anytime quickly, partly due to the extraordinary schedule and the variety of accidents that golf equipment are going to have to deal with – which is popping into one other widespread theme.”
Shearer added: “They [Liverpool] can nonetheless terrify groups once they pour ahead and, like Metropolis, they aren’t going away anytime quickly. This season could also be unpredictable, however one among them will finish it as champions, I’m sure of that.”