By 90Min
October 23, 2017

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has played down talk that his team can replicate Arsenal's 'Invincibles' and go the entire Premier League season unbeaten. 

The Citizens continued their winning streak by defeating Burnley 3-0 at the Etihad on Saturday, which means there are now 13 games without a loss in all competitions, while also setting a club record of 11 straight wins. 

That record has put them five points clear at the top of the Premier League table with an incredible 32 league goals scored in the opening nine games. 

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It has already been speculated by some that City might just match Arsenal's 'Invincibles' season of 2003/04, when they went the entire campaign undefeated. However, as reported by the Express, Guardiola denied that is a real possibility.

He said: “If you ask me if we can finish the season unbeaten I say that cannot happen. To have this kind of statistic is ridiculous because football today is so demanding.

"There will be a moment when we are going down. In that moment I am curious and I will test myself as a manager with the players and see how we are are going to react in that situation."

Similar predictions were made last season, when City went 10 games unbeaten under newly-appointed Guardiola before the side's form dipped and they went six without a victory.

The former Barcelona treble winner has become wise to the unpredictability of the Premier Leagu - especially after watching Manchester United's loss to Huddersfield and Chelsea's loss to Crystal Palace earlier this month - and he knows the danger that the English top flight possesses. 

He said: “We know that when we don’t play good we are going to lose games. It doesn’t make any difference if the other team is not in the top five or six, any team can beat us.

“There are a lot of games, a lot of competitions and we have to focus every three days, but there will be a moment when we go down."

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