Defending champions Manchester City have reached the final of the EFL Cup despite their 1-nil defeat at the Etihad Stadium at the hands of local rivals Manchester United in the return match of their semifinal tie.
Pep Guardiola looked on almost embarrassed as Manchester City put Watford to the sword with the biggest winning margin in a FA Cup final for 116 years on Saturday, a 6-0 thrashing that was the final flourish of a season of domestic dominance unlike any England has ever seen.
Roberto Firmino returned to goal-scoring form at the perfect moment for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, hitting the net twice in a 4-2 victory over Burnley that hauled the Reds back to within a point of Premier League leader Manchester City.
Chelsea's Premier League title challenge to Manchester City has faded dramatically in recent weeks as Eden Hazard's goals have dried up to leave Maurizio Sarri's men 10 points adrift of the champion ahead of today's clash between the sides at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester City strengthened its grip on a top-four finish with a convincing win over Crystal Palace that moved it above Liverpool and into third place on goal difference, before the Reds' today match against Southampton.