Pep Guardiola sends title message after Manchester City go 8 points clear of Chelsea

Premier League leaders Manchester City are eight points clear of Chelsea following their 1-0 victory over Brentford and Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Brighton on Wednesday night.

Despite the huge gap Manchester City have over Chelsea and Liverpool, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists the title race isn’t over yet.

Guardiola said: “There are 54 points to play for and so many more tough teams to play so when you put it in that perspective eight points is ridiculous. We were 4-0 up and in 20 minutes it was 4-3 three, four days ago [against Leicester] so all of you, thank you for your nice words because we win but I’m not going to believe any of the words you are going to say about you think it is already done.

“The teams we’re competing with, Chelsea and Liverpool, are more than exceptional. One is champions of Europe and Liverpool have been our big rivals in the last three, four years.

“And we have this distance not because they drop points but because we win 10 games in a row.

“When you win 30 points from 30 you can be in a good position but it is 54 points still to play and we are just thinking of Arsenal, Chelsea and Southampton the next three games we have.

“Unfortunately we have to come back soon here to London, play Arsenal at 12.30.

“Maybe right now one of the best teams, in top form. It is Arsenal maybe in in their best moment in the last four, five or six years.

“Everyone can agree or disagree with me but it’s another one so now rest, recover the people and try to do it.”

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