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5 reasons why Manchester City may not get 100 points this season

Analysis of whether Manchester City would be able to make 100 points in this Premier League season

Top 5 / Top 10 12 Mar 2018, 20:41 IST

Arsenal v Manchester City - Premier League
The Cityzens are on course to win the league with a record number of points

Manchester City is clearly on course to win the Premier League and in a very handsome fashion. Sitting pretty at the top with 78 points from 29 matches, there has been hardly any competition for the Premier League title this season.

With Antonio Conte claiming that City may even reach the magic figure of 100 points this season, this is an analysis of the possibility of this happening.

Here are five reasons why it may be difficult for the Cityzens to achieve the 100 points mark:

#5 Low margin of error

Manchester United v Manchester City - EFL Cup Fourth Round
The 100-point mark would be a pleasing achievement for Guardiola

In order to understand the magnitude of this achievement, let's take a look at the team which has scored the most points ever in a season in the Premier League.

Chelsea in 2004-05 under Jose Mourinho scored a record 95 points which contained a total of 29 wins, 8 draws, and only a single solitary loss.

Currently, Manchester City stands at 25 wins, 3 draws, and one loss. For the Cityzens to win the League with more than 100 points, they will have to win at least 7 of the 9 remaining games while drawing one.

This means that they cannot afford to take even a single match lightly if they are to achieve this feat.

A single loss would require City to go unbeaten for the rest of the season. While the league leaders have endured only one loss till now, it is never easy to get wins week in and week out.

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