After another fine victory Manchester City look unbeatable.
The Blues have a five point lead in the Premier League and equalled a club record 11 consecutive wins in all competitions with a 3-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday.
City are yet to lose a match in any competition this season and naturally comparisons have been made with Pep Guardiola’s side and the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ of 2003-04 – who went an entire league season unbeaten.
In fact you have to go back to April 23 for the last time the Blues tasted competitive defeat under Guardiola when they lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals.
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Although the Blues look like the team to beat in the league this season, the City manager isn’t getting carried away despite his side’s phenomenal start. “That’s not going to happen. We’re going to lose games, of course,” he said.
“I’m here to win the next one, then the next one and then in May we can see how the season was.
“But, if you ask me if we can finish unbeaten, I say that cannot happen.
“The only thing I think about as a manager, ever since my career started, is the next one and then the next one.”
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown was part of the famous unbeaten side, and he believes that the current City squad ‘have the greatest chance of emulating’ the Invincibles.
“Every emphatic victory adds a layer of superiority that causes opponents to melt when they line up before a game,” he wrote in the Daily Mail.
“City rode their luck against Napoli last week. To fight on all fronts, you have to keep key players fit. How would City cope without Kevin De Bruyne pulling the strings in midfield?
“What City are doing now is breathtaking. They have the calibre to become the next Invincibles, but there is still a long race to be run.”