Pep Guardiola is fearful about Manchester Metropolis’s fixture pile up because the runaway Premier League leaders additionally problem within the Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup.
A outstanding quartet of trophies is a risk for Metropolis this season, with Guardiola’s high-flying aspect 13 factors clear within the Premier League – a bonus which may prolong to 16 following their journey to Crystal Palace Sunday.
Metropolis are additionally within the final 16 of the Champions League, the EFL Cup semi-finals and the third spherical of the FA Cup.
Guardiola, nevertheless, has considerations over Metropolis’s problem on 4 completely different title fronts.
“I am worried about that,” mentioned Guardiola. “4 competitions, I don’t know if we will do this.
“The schedule – it’s important to watch out. I’m fearful as a result of we can not play each three days.
“We can not play Kevin De Bruyne each three days [for] 80 minutes, 80 minutes. He must be refreshed to assist in the final a part of the season.
“I’ve by no means earlier than been on this state of affairs. Three competitions I’ve dealt with many instances, however 4 by no means.
“And the fourth is double games [two legs], and extra time. We are going to see how we handle that situation.”
— Manchester Metropolis (@ManCity) December 30, 2017
Metropolis – unbeaten in England’s high flight this season – are within the midst of an 18-game successful streak within the Premier League.