Stan Collymore: Man City ‘aren’t that good’
Stan Collymore on Man City
For most observers this season, Man City have been incredible.
Save for a draw against Everton this season, Man City have won every Premier League match so far this campaign.
This midweek they host Southampton at the Etihad in what seems like another three points for Pep Guardiola’s men.
But according to Stan Collymore on Tuesday, Man City’s achievements, in the Premier League at least, aren’t that amazing.
For Collymore, Man City are soaring because others are flapping. He wrote in the Mirror:
I you were to ask fans who have watched the English top flight for a number of years how this season compares to those gone by, then I’m sure many would say that, overall, City are playing in the worst quality league they have seen for a long time.
The question for them now is not whether they can go to Selhurst Park or Dean Court and get a result, but rather can they go to those Spanish and German fortresses and turn it on in the same way that they have been doing on the domestic front?
If the answer is yes then we will all be mightily impressed and City will get all the plaudits they deserve.
For the record, no team has ever picked up 37 points after 13 Premier League games.
Man City vs Southampton
Southampton have their tails up are rediscovering their scoring touch against Everton.
Charlie Austin netted twice on his return to the Saints’ starting eleven in a 4-1 win.
Matt Targett is Southampton’s only significant injury absentee. Mario Lamina could return against Man City.
As for the Sky Blues, they’ll be without John Stones and Benjamin Mendy on Wednesday night.
Also see: Antonio Conte reveals how Chelsea can pip Man City to the title.
Only one team can catch Manchester City after the weekend’s results.