Stop Talking About Being the Greatest and Just Marvel at How Great City Are
Always a good conversation starter is who the best players and best teams of all time are. Compelling arguments have been made over the years, but they are questions without answers as comparing eras is an impossible task.
What cannot be argued with are facts and records, and on Wednesday evening Manchester City have the chance to set the Premier League points record.
Pep Guardiola’s City are on 94 points, and a win at home to Brighton and Hove Albion would see them eclipse the number held by Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side from 2004/05.
With two games remaining, City also have the chance to become the first side to reach the 100-poing mark in a top-flight campaign.
Whether City are the best side ever to be assembled in English football has been a hot topic of debate all through a campaign that has seen then amass 30 wins and four draws from 36 games. The Citizens wrapped up the title in record time, on April 15th, while the 18-game winning run from August to December is now a record that may never be broken.
For those who are on the side of City being the greatest side ever to play in the English game, they can make a compelling argument.
It can never happen, but it would be a joy to see Guardiola’s City vintage of David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and co locking horns with Mourinho’s Chelsea, Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United Treble winning side and Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal Invincibles.
United fans would shout from the rooftops that their great sides of the Ferguson era are a match for any team, Stamford Bridge diehards would claim that a Chelsea outfit numbering John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba would roll over anyone, while Arsenal fans would mount the sort of defence of their side’s claims that Atticus Finch would be proud of.
Sadly, we do not have access to a time machine to pitch those great sides together in the same league. But what we do have is the ability to sit back and marvel at the brilliance of Pep’s City.
There are two games left in the current season, and against Brighton on Wednesday and on the final Sunday of the campaign against Southampton, they have the chance to claim the points record.
It will happen, it’s just whether it is on Wednesday or Sunday – and City are priced at 1.13 by 188BET to do it in front of their own fans against the Seagulls.
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