Gary Neville has ruled four teams out of the Premier League title race.
After 13 games, Manchester City are top of the table, with 37 points from a possible 39. So far this season, Everton, back in August, are the only team to take points off Pep Guardiola’s side, and City look on course to wrap up a comfortable title victory as the Premier League season enters its busiest period. Manchester United are in second place with 29 points from 13 games, with champions Chelsea in third on 26 points.
Arsenal complete the current top four with 25 points, Tottenham Hotspur are fifth with 24 points and Liverpool are sixth with 23 points. Burnley have had a brilliant season and sit in seventh with 22 points.
However, Neville reckons none of the top six can mount a challenge to City this season – other than United. The two Manchester clubs play each other on December 10 at Old Trafford, and Neville has said a positive result for the home side could knock City out of their stride.
“At this moment in time, it is United who are closest to Man City but I don’t think Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal or Chelsea are right this season,” he said on The Gary Neville Podcast for Sky Sports.
“Man United are certainly the most capable, I think, to mount a challenge to Man City but it’s about getting close enough to them. At the moment, Man City’s performances are really good, it’s a high level. But you have to retain hope if you’re Man United and think that something could happen in a…