England can compete with Modric, Rakitic - Barkley

England can compete with Modric, Rakitic - Barkley

Milner's hamstring injury could potentially open the door for Fabinho, and he told liverpoolfc.com: "My process to adapt to English football has been very good".

"I understand my football better now, more than I ever have understood it before. Things are going really well for me now and I'm fully focused on improving and kicking on".

"But I think it is not about these games, it is all about the other games, the hard games which we have against mid-table and lower teams. (A draw) is better than last season when we lose", added Guardiola as City's wait for a first win at Anfield since 2003 continued.

"Chelsea have just sneaked in there".

On a personal level, I'm really enjoying my time with Chelsea.

"They were very impressive, kept the ball well, controlled the game from a possession point of view, and just looked a lot more unsafe". They have sneaked under the radar a bit and if Hazard keeps this form up you wouldn't rule them out being in the chase up until May.

You can see over the past couple of years that England have produced some unbelievable players in the youth system and have won trophies, and I was a part of that with the U17s way back in 2010.

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'They have so much quality and strength in depth and over the course of the season that will give them the edge.

"Obviously they were a bit cautious ofthe way we play and I think we have earned that respect, but they still pressed and still tried to play their game. We made it hard for them and they made it hard for us at times". If you want to see fresher, give them a summer break - for Jordan Henderson, it was exactly two weeks, which is amusing.

The usually unflappable Van Dijk was at fault for the one real incident when he lunged in on City substitute Leroy Sane and conceded a penalty, which Riyad Mahrez proceeded to blaze over the crossbar.

"I don't think they will win it by 19 points again like last season but I'd expect Man City to win it by a handful of points".

Who will make top four?

Sky Sports pundit, and former Southampton midfielder, Matt Le Tissier has identified Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur as teams to finish top-four in the Premier League this season.

'Manchester United have got some ground to make up if they are going to be in contention'.

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