Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, has claimed that goal difference may play a key role in the Premier League title race this season.
De Bruyne stated this after Man City thrashed Leeds United 7-0 on Tuesday night to go top of the Premier League table ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola’s side are currently occupying the number one position on the log with 41 points from 17 games.
Speaking during his post-match press conference after Man City demolished Leeds, the Belgium international said, “Yes, but now for the moment we just have to maintain the good level and try to win game by game. Obviously, it helps (the goal difference).
“But that is something that can help at the end of the year (season). That’s not something we should think about… It’s one hell of a competition.
“Even outside the top three, it’s very hard to win every game and you saw a lot of games, like Wolves and West Ham, where you win with one goal difference.
“It’s still going to be a hell of a race this year, but we are going to try.”