Jurgen Klopp Excited By Premier League Title Fight

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Mark O'Haire unearths the value.

Liverpool had the chance to move seven points clear with victory against Leicester last week but two successive draws have seen City move ahead, having played one game more, but Guardiola refuses to believe the Reds' stuttering form is down to tension over their bid for a first league title in 29 years.

Defender Aymeric Laporte met David Silva's free-kick to head home his fourth goal of the season, putting City in front just before half-time. Sergio Aguero was substituted during that win and looks likely to lead the line again against Chelsea.

Raheem Sterling is expected to return to the starting lineup after being rested in midweek, the fixture could come too soon for struggling Kevin De Bruyne but he is in contention to start. Since Benjamin Mendy is travelling around Europe with a knee injury, Aymeric Laporte, who scored against Everton, should start at left-back. Callum Hudson-Odoi meanwhile has been sidelined with a fever, so it remains to be seen whether he is even included amongst the substitutes. Chelsea emerged victorious 2-0 over the defending champions when the two sides met earlier at Stamford Bridge in December. There has been a nine-goal swing in Chelsea's last two performances. Jordan Henderson was back on the bench after injury. Willian replaced Pedro in the Blues' 4-3-3 system and could keep his place here. The hosts come into this clash having won 10 of their last 11 outings across all competitions, scoring 39 goals and conceding just five times. Then it was something that City lost three outside the top six teams, we drew twice.

There was good news for Liverpool off the field on Friday as the club announced a world-record?106 million ($137 million) net profit a year ago thanks to the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and a run to the Champions League final.

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They delivered just the right message with a rampant display in a 3-0 win at Anfield that not only put the team back atop the English Premier League standings but also showed that fears over another late-season collapse may be unwarranted. This selection was profitable when Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal all arrived at The Etihad this term.

But now it seems that the inexperience is finally catching up with the Reds and it is Man City who are inching closer to the Premier League title with each passing game.

Cardiff bagged three points by winning at relegation rivals Southampton.

Guardiola encountered Sarri in Champions League group-stage games against Napoli last season and is an admirer of both his old team and his new one.

Chelsea's worst performances this season have generally coincided with opponents successfully nullifying Jorginho, usually by detailing a player to man-mark him and limiting his influence from the base of midfield.

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