Pep Guardiola is facing significant pressure at Manchester City after another humiliating Premier League defeat on Sunday. Everton produced a stunning display to demolish the Citizens 4-0 at Goodison Park and left City’s title ambitions in tatters.
Despite dominating possession, City lacked a cutting edge in the final third. That was in stark contrast to Everton who looked clinical and assured when going forward.
City are now a massive 10 points behind Chelsea and sit in 5th position in the table.
It has left many City fans wondering where it’s all going wrong after Guardiola’s much hyped arrival last summer.
This stat from Squawka may go some way to explaining what the key deficiencies are with the Spaniard’s side. No side in the Premier League has won less of their attempted tackles than City.
Manchester City have won just 33% of their tackles in the Premier League this season; the worst record in the division. pic.twitter.com/YxzCpeHfy6
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 16, 2017
The stat shows a weakness and fragility to Man City’s team. They simply aren’t committed enough to win the tackles they attempt. The fact it’s the worst record in the entire division is rather damning.
It’s all well and good dominating possession but if you aren’t able to win the ball back effectively then teams at Premier League level are going to punish you.
City fans will be hoping for drastic improvement in this area when City host Spurs on Saturday afternoon.