Guardiola’s Manchester City began the season with 100% record in their first six matches before Tottenham humbled them. 

Since then, they have failed to build a consistent run of results and their latest defeat at Goodison Park by Everton is reflection of their sorry state. 

When Guardiola was asked after the defeat if their title chances are over, he said  “The first [place], yes. The first one is a 10-point gap and that is a lot of course.

“The second one [place] is three points, so we have to see. I spoke with the players for the last three weeks to forget about the table, just focus on the next game and do our best.
“After that, at the end of the season, we’ll analyse how our level was, our performance, the coach, the players. After we are going to decide.”