Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola piled the pressure on Premier League title rivals Liverpool after his manne went top of the standings.
The champions beat Everton 2-0 win at Goodison Park on Wednesday thanks to goals late in each half from Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus.
The result moved the Blues level on points with the Reds, ahead thanks to their superior goal difference, but with a game still in hand for Jurgen Klopp’s manne who play Bournemouth on Saturday.
City welcome fourth-placed Chelsea on Sunday, but Pep is already playing mind games ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Manchester United later this month.
With the Anfield side without a win in their last two games, the Spaniard says: “We are top of the table.
“But we have to wait for Liverpool to go to Old Trafford and if they win we are not top.
“We now have another [big test] against Chelsea.”