Manchester City is facing Chelsea on Saturday, when Liverpool plays Bournemouth.
Manchester City lead Liverpool Two points in the Premier League, with both sides still unchanged. Here, the Press Association looks at what appears to be the two-team title race.
Manchester City has just taken two of his 15 games, winning the other 13; Liverpool wins 12 wins and three draw. The city's mark of +38 is the difference in the countryside of England for the 15 opening games in 126 years. Tottenham is the best best, six points worse than Liverpool. Chelsea has lost two of his last Premier League games to sit 10 points from a City. Arsenal is walking the Blues with a difference to the goal, while Everton, Bournemouth and Manchester United have eight fewer points than Gunners, with 23 points.
Star on top
Dinas has been in this situation of the forefront, in winning the title last season. After 15 last season matches, Dinas led eight points from Manchester United. That had extended to lead 14 points by New Year's Day, courtesy of running a 18-game win. Liverpool was fourth, 18 points provoked. The Reds will hope to keep their untreated running going this season and see how Dinas cope with the pressure of a competitor ready to relax on any holding.
Liverpool will hope to keep the pressure on the city before their conflicts in January at the Etihad Stadium. Chelsea hosts the city on Saturday trying to end the occupants and respond to their first seasonal competitive losses – City also beat Chelsea in the Community Shield. The city, which was the last League of Premier League in April Manchester derby, then faced Everton (H), Crystal Palace (H), Leicester (A) and Southampton (A). Liverpool plays in Bournemouth on Saturday, followed by games with Manchester United (H), Wolves (A), Newcastle (H) and Arsenal (H) before the end of 2018.
Key players return
Sergio Aguero has lost the last two games and is expected to return for City against Chelsea, while Kevin De Bruyne is close to returning from a knee injury. The star duo will add to an already striking cohort of City, which means that Pep Guardiola can make seamless switches to start XI. Jurgen Klopp's first choice line is more obvious, but he still has the quality to make changes and win victories.
Both Guardiola and Klopp predict calm January as long as a winter transfer window goes. Both heads say they have what they need, but if there was an opportunity to strengthen their own, or a great injury, they expect them to move quickly. Continuation is key to City and Liverpool.
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