3 reasons why Manchester City can still catch Premier League leaders Chelsea

Fallen upon working formation

The last few games has seen Guardiola employ a system that has City playing freely and offensively, while also maintaining a decent shape at the back.

With Gabriel Jesus as his main man up top, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane have been acting as either wingers or as part of a front three, while the creatively brilliant David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne have been playing more centrally, with Yaya Toure pulling the strings just behind.

Their first half display against Swansea was excellent, with the likes of Sterling and Sane looking dangerous every time they took a defender on and got wide, while Jesus was a menace upfront with his strength and agility.

Sane looks a different player to the one that struggled in his early City days, while De Bruyne and Silva are starting to make telling contributions, something De Bruyne failed to do over the festive period, and Silva back in November.

It’s clearly a system that the players enjoy playing, and one that could see City brush aside many teams between now and May.

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