Manchester City have the luxury of having one game less than Premier League title rivals Liverpool and Chelsea over the next three weeks.
City are on a seven-game winning streak across all competitions, which saw them dominate their Champions League group and overtake Chelsea to dominate the Premier League after 15 games.
There are only two points separating the top three, and ahead is a busy schedule where everything can change in the next five league games before New Years.
All three sides have one final Champions League group game ahead, with City and Liverpool assured of top spot in their groups, and Chelsea facing a final showdown to try to finish first ahead of Juventus.
Then the Premier League returns this weekend, with City’s fixture list potentially easier than that of their rivals, especially when their lack of a Carabao Cup quarter-final is factored in.
The next six games bring us into the New Year, when 2022 opens with a showdown between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Here’s what City’s next game looks like compared to Liverpool and Chelsea.
Man City Calendar
Dec 7 – RB Leipzig (a – Champions League)
Dec 11 – Wolves (h)
December 14 – Leeds (h)
December 19 – Newcastle (a)
December 26 – Leicester (h)
December 29 – Brentford (a)
December 7 – AC Milan (a – Champions League)
Dec 11, 2019 – Villa Aston (h)
December 16 – Newcastle (h)
December 19 – Tottenham (a)
December 22 – Leicester (h – Carabao Cup)
December 26 – Leeds (h)
December 28 – Leicester (a)
Dec 8 – Zenit St Petersburg (a – Champions League)
December 11 – Leeds (h)
December 16 – Everton (h)
December 19 – Wolves (a)
December 22 – Brentford (a – Carabao Cup)
December 26 – Aston Villa (a)
December 29 – Brighton (h)
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