CHRIS SUTTON: First round goes to Man City, but there’s still a long way to go in this title fight

CHRIS SUTTON: Round one goes to Pep Guardiola after Manchester City’s win over Chelsea, but there’s still a long way to go in one of the most exciting title races in years

  • Manchester City produced a dominant display to beat title rivals Chelsea
  • There’s still a long way to go in the title fight, which should be one of the best ever
  • Jurgen Klopp will feel Liverpool dropped two points in their draw with Brentford


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It wasn’t a knockout blow, just one round in Manchester City’s favour, and Pep Guardiola knows there are plenty more left in this fight.

It was a great performance by City. They swarmed over Chelsea to win the ball back and were braver than the hosts. No striker? No problem.

It was as if City wanted to let their opponents know: ‘We are still the Premier League champions. We are still the team to beat. We’re still favourites.’

Pep Guardiola's side delivered a fantastic performance to beat title rivals Chelsea

Pep Guardiola’s side delivered a fantastic performance to beat title rivals Chelsea

Liverpool's draw will feel like two points have been dropped for their clash with Manchester City

Liverpool's draw will feel like two points have been dropped for their clash with Manchester City

Liverpool’s draw will feel like two points have been dropped for their clash with Manchester City

They will want to double that when they face Liverpool on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp sees it as two points lost at Brentford, but the Reds won’t be the only side frustrated by Thomas Frank’s side.

It looks like one of the most exciting title races in years. You don’t win the Premier League by being Rocky Balboa. You can’t get battered and bruised and then deliver the knockout blow on the last day.

It’s a season of slogging. City gave Chelsea a good battering, but there is still a long way to go.

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