Will Man City Win Their Fourth-Straight Premier League Crown?

Manchester City are looking to win a record fourth-straight Premier League title this year, passing Man United who did it in 1998-2001 & 2006-2009. The race for the top spot is currently between three teams; Man City, Liverpool and Arsenal who are all divided by just two points at the top of the table. 

Liverpool has been sitting at the top of the Premier League for a vast majority of the season but both Arsenal and Man City have made big strides to catch up. Man City is currently leading the division in points-per-game and have a very important game in-hand. If they can pull off a win they will find themselves back on top. 

Erling Haaland of Manchester City
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The only two other teams which seem to have an outside chance at the title are Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur. However, down over five points against the top three, they will find it hard to make up the difference in the back end of the season.

Man City are listed as slight favourites by most bookmakers to take home the title but not by much. Everything could come down to a couple key matchups between the teams before the end of the season.


It’s clear that Liverpool has the attacking firepower to win the Premier League. They have been destroying opposing teams as of late and have scored 12 goals in the last four Premier League games. This is without their premier striker in Mo Salah, who is closing in on a return after passing his fitness tests. 

The defense has also been in form, with Andrew Robertson returning to the lineup and Virgil van Dijk starting to live up to potential. Add one of the best goalkeepers in the league with Alisson and you have a formidable back unit. Liverpool have only conceded 23 goals in total this season, the second-fewest next to Arsenal.

Manager Jürgen Klopp has also been able to restructure Liverpool’s midfield after the departures of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, James Milner and Naby Keita. HThey do however still lack a player of the caliber of Rodri or Declan Rice in the No 6 position.

Mo Salah will likely be the key to Liverpool’s chances of winning the Premier League. He has 14 goals and 8 assists this year, even with his injury problems.

Manchester City

Clear favourites heading into the season, Man City are looking back at their best as of late. They have had 11 consecutive wins in all competitions and six in the Premier League. If they keep this up they should be able to capture their fourth title in a row.

It bodes well for Man City that they have been in this position before, in fact far worse ones. They have shown the ability to recover in the middle of seasons and take over coming into the back end. 

In terms of team depth they are unrivaled. Even without some of the world’s best players like  Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland on the field, Man City has shown they can hang with the best teams. With the two back and healthy, taking a game from City looks rather difficult at the moment.  

The other problem that the team seems to have at the moment is their defense which has been shaky this season. Man City has let in 25 goals in 23 games, the highest in the last six years.

The team will have a number of big matches in the month of March which could very well decide their fate. They will face Manchester United, Liverpool, Brighton, Arsenal and Aston Villa in consecutive games.

Premier League 2023-24 Table 

TeamRecord (W/D/L)Points
Man City16-4-352
Arsenal 16-4-452
Aston Villa14-4-646
Man Utd13-2-941
Newcastle11-3-10 36
West Ham10-6-836
Crystal Palace6-6-1224
N Forest5-6-1321
Luton Town5-5-1320
Sheffield Utd3-4-113

*Everton was penalized with a 10-point deduction for breaching the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules.