Carlo Ancelotti pointed out a unique thing about this Manchester City side.
Everton are set to face the Cityzens next in the FA Cup quarter-finals this weekend.
The Toffees boss analyzed that City’s threat comes from various directions, making them hard to judge. He told reporters: “I would like to talk about Manchester City. Manchester City are a fantastic team but they have no clear identity.
“Sometimes they build up with three, sometimes with two, sometimes their right-back goes to play as a holding midfielder.
“They have clear principles. That is the difference.
“Sometimes they don’t play with a centre-forward, they play with a No 10 as a centre-forward, so the identity of Manchester City is not clear. If they had a clear identity you would be more able to manage their shape, but the fact is they change their shape.
“What doesn’t change is their principles of keeping the ball, having possession and to show the quality they have. The principles never change.”
Pep Guardiola has worked through some horrible injury spells this season to get the team firing on all cylinders again. Now, they are utterly dominant in the Premier League with a 14-point lead over their nearest competitors.