AFP: Manchester City are preparing for their Premier League coronation – the first leg of a potential treble that would write the club’s name into the history books.Victory at home for Pep Guardiola’s side against Chelsea yesterday would seal the deal but it will be all over the previous day if Arsenal lose to relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest.
Liverpool are still in the hunt for a top-four finish after seven straight wins while Leicester City and Leeds United look destined for the drop.AFP Sport looks at some of the key talking points ahead of the weekend’s action in the English top flight.
City chase history
Last season City were pushed to the limit by Liverpool, only sealing the title after a thrilling comeback from 2-0 down against Aston Villa on the final day of the season. This year they are in a more comfortable position after winning their past 11 games to take a vice-like grip on the Premier League.
Arsenal, for so long front-runners, must avoid defeat at Forest to keep the race alive but it is now a question of if, rather than when, for Guardiola’s team.
Even if Arsenal win at Forest, few would back against City beating Chelsea at the Etihad and becoming Premier League champions for a third straight year. It would be their fifth title in six years, underlining their dominance in the richest league in the world.