Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva believes that “four teams” are involved in this season’s title race.
Speaking before Tottenham lost to Aston Villa on Sunday, Silva suggested that Spurs, along with Liverpool and Arsenal, would join City in the battle for top spot:
“When you play a team like Liverpool, this season they are back being very competitive again. We expected it after a tough [2022/23] season for them. We knew their energy was going to be back so it’s going to be tough, not just with them but Arsenal, Spurs. But we are also ready to fight.”
“We enjoy it more when we win but it’s nice for the Premier League and fans when it’s this tight and there is emotion. We now have four teams who are very close to each other. We are going to try our best to get a little bit of distance. Last season, it wasn’t nice to be so far behind Arsenal. We want to stay close to the top so when it gets to February, March we are in the discussion again to win the Premier League.”
The current standings in the Premier League
After City and Liverpool dropped points, Arsenal have gone top of the table, having secured a last-gasp win against Brentford on Saturday evening.
Mikel Arteta’s side are on 30 points, with the Cityzens on 29, Liverpool on 28, with Villa having leapfrogged Tottenham into 4th. They are on the same points as the Reds.
City have two tough fixtures coming up next
After taking on RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday night, Pep Guardiola’s team host Spurs at the Etihad Stadium this weekend. They will be hoping for a convincing win to get their title challenge back on track.
The reigning champions then have a tricky trip to Villa Park the following Wednesday. The Midlands club have won all six home games so far this campaign, having scored 23 goals.