Stat proves Guardiola is failing to grasp Premier League

Pep Guardiola has not taken to Premier League life very easily as Manchester City manager.

The Spaniard and his team currently sit fifth in the table, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea after 21 games.

Guardiola has already admitted that his team are no longer in the title race, and they now face a battle to finish in the top four, with just five points separating second and sixth.

The hammer blow in City’s title hopes was administered on Sunday when Everton humiliated them 4-0 at Goodison Park.

Guardiola is in unfamiliar territory, as he is so used to being triumphant as a manager having won 21 trophies while in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Now, though, the pressure is on. Statistics from OptaJoe indicate that City need to finish the Premier League season unbeaten otherwise Guardiola is facing the worst losing record in his managerial career.

The only real silver lining for City at the moment is that they are above rivals Manchester United in the table, albeit only by two points.