Pep Guardiola has argued that as many as seven clubs can push for the Premier League title this season, including Tottenham.

After an impressive start to the season, which saw Spurs accumulate a club-record tally of 23 points in the Premier League era after the first ten games, the North Londoners’ have blown a bit hot and cold over recent weeks.

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However, going by the amount of criticism Tottenham have received (talkSPORT), one would think they were sitting in the bottom half of the Premier League table rather than in third place and having finished top of their Champions League group.

Spurs go into this weekend’s clash against Liverpool five points behind Arsenal and six points behind Man City, having played a game more than the former.

Guardiola has now opined that all of the current top six, as well as Liverpool, are capable of making a run for the title.

When asked who the contenders were, the City boss said (via Manchester Evening News): “I would say Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea, Newcastle, Tottenham, United and Liverpool.

“I think these teams can fight for the title. The first candidate at the moment is Arsenal. Why? Because they’re top of the league and the rest are close.

“So let’s see how we finish these next two games [before the World Cup] but I think many of these teams deserve to be there, we see how they play all of them, how teams like United, Newcastle and Tottenham have taken a step forward. They can be there – no doubts.”

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Guardiola is understandably being diplomatic here but in reality, I expect City to finish around ten points clear of any other club this season, including Arsenal. Conte might have the Spurs squad believing that they can push City close but a third-place finish and a cup win will represent a very successful season for us.

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