After dismissing Chelsea at the Etihad, Manchester City will enter the next six Premier League fixtures with high confidence.
City went 13 points clear of Chelsea in the Premier League rankings thanks to a stunning Kevin de Bruyne goal against his former club.
With a game in hand on City, Liverpool are 11 points behind the leaders.
With that in mind, MEN Sport has taken a look at City’s remaining six Premier League fixtures as they attempt to pull away from the pack.
Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium
In the Premier League, City will go to the south coast next.
So far, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team has had a mid-table season and appears to have enough points to stay afloat.
City will be wary of the Saints after failing to break them down earlier in the season at the Etihad.
Brentford at Etihad Stadium
Manchester City will host Brentford after their FA Cup fourth-round match against Fulham.
Pep Guardiola’s team won a 1-0 victory in London over the Christmas period.
City will be wary of the threat posed by Thomas Frank’s team.
Norwich City at Carrow Road
The Canaries are battling at the bottom of the Premier League table, and Dean Smith appears to have taken on more than he can handle.
However, their recent victory over Everton should provide them a boost heading into their next round of games.
If Guardiola’s team is to win the title in May, they should win this one easily.
Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium
This match with Spurs is preceded by a trip to Sporting Lisbon for the opening leg of their Champions League campaign.
While Antonio Conte’s side has ambitions to return to the Champions League.
This match, which is barely outside the top four, is going to be a thriller.
Everton at Goodison Park
Everton has been a complete surprise this season under Rafa Benitez’s leadership.
However, now that the Spaniard has been fired by the Merseyside club. While the Toffees might be a very different proposition come February.
If the bookies are to be believed, Pep Guardiola may even be testing his wits against Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney.
Manchester United at Etihad Stadium
United, speaking of United, will pay a visit to the Etihad Stadium in early March against Manchester city.
While Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, the Reds have been underwhelming.
In the Derby, though, the form book is thrown out the window, and anything can happen.
Here’s how those games stack up against their championship rivals:
The Premier League fixtures for Liverpool’s next six games are as follows:
Crystal Palace (A) – January 23
Liverpool’s final league encounter in January will be at Selhurst Park, with the Reds winning 3-0 in the previous meeting at Anfield. While this might be a tough game for Liverpool to close up on Manchester City.
Sadio, Mane, and Keita are all expected to miss Liverpool’s trip to the city, while Wilfried Zaha could still be on international duty with the Ivory Coast.
Klopp will remember their last away trip against Palace fondly, with the 7-0 victory in December last year being their largest victory of the 2020/21 season.
Leicester City (H) – February 10
Liverpool faces Leicester for the first time at Anfield in February. A familiar rival for the Reds in recent weeks.
Salah, Mane, and Keita may be eligible for the match against the Foxes. While it depends on the outcome of the AFCON.
Liverpool will be looking to avenge their defeat at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday. When they face Brendan Rodgers and his team in the rematch.
Burnley (A) – February 13
A trip to Burnley is typically cited by Klopp as a difficult away day. And that’s exactly what the Reds will face next.
While Liverpool defeated the Clarets 2-0 at Anfield in their opening home game of the season in August, with goals from Jota and Mane.
Liverpool won 3-0 at Turf Moor last season thanks to goals from Nat Phillips, Roberto Firmino, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Norwich City (H) – February 19
Liverpool welcomes Norwich City to Anfield in the final match of this run.
Three days before taking on the Canaries. While Liverpool has a tough Champions League away match against Inter Milan.
When you consider that Salah, Mane, and Keita have only recently returned from AFCON duty, this match against Norwich may not be as straightforward as it appears on paper.
Chelsea’s Premier League schedule for the following 3 weeks is as follows:
Tottenham (H) – January 23
Crystal Palace (A) – February 19
Leicester City (H) – February 26
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