Guardiola says City's points record may last years

Ruben Hill
May 16, 2018

"What can I say, 100 points!" 'I spoke to the owners on Saturday and they asked me about the possibility to work the next season.

"A team is individual players and always you can improve individual players, so with that it makes sense to go to the training sessions and do it", said manager Guardiola. Carlo Ancelotti was in charge at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea set the previous record of 103 goals in 2009-10. Achieved. Pep Guardiola's side have blown away the competition in England this season and this was the ultimate illustration of their supremacy.

Spurs needed to match Liverpool's result to secure third spot and they did in dramatic fashion, coming from behind three times to clinch a 5-4 win over Leicester. And the Belgian has emerged as the true playmaker of Pep Guardiola's entertaining side with the player collecting the Premier League award for the most assists of the 2017/18 season. While the Clarets will enjoy Europa League football next season, it could prove to be one step too far.

Biggest title-winning margin: City finished 19 points clear of closest rivals United to beat the record set by Sir Alex Ferguson's side when they won the 1999-2000 season by 18 points from Arsenal.

"But this time it seems a little bit more special because of the goals they've scored, because they've got 100 points".

"They play more here [centrally]; sometimes we look more for the sides to attack".

Sunday's late victory over Southampton ensured City became the first Premier League club to claim 100 points. "I am addicted and I don't think that can be cured", Wenger said.

Of course there are detractors who suggest that hitting these kind of numbers is easy when you have the ludicrously generous financial backing of City's owners and perhaps these naysayers have a point.

Things are, however, gloomy at Stamford Bridge after Antonio Conte's men failed to qualify for the Champions League on Sunday. "You are a top human being, I will be in your debt forever so thank you very much", he said.

Dejan Lovren added a second before Dominic Solanke and Andy Robertson registered their first goals for the club in the 4-0 win.

Swansea fans channeled their anger toward chairman Huw Jenkins and the club's American majority shareholders, Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, after the team's relegation was confirmed with a loss to a team that started the day in last place.

Star man: Wayne Rooney led the way in the goals column (10, all of which we scored before Christmas), but just about every statistical metric available pegged him as one of Everton's worst-rated players this season.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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