DOGFIGHT: City's Bernardo Silva. Photo: Rui Vieira/AP

Manchester City have been warned that this week could make or break their Premier League title hopes.

The defending champions face two massive league matches in the next five days, starting at Everton on Wednesday night before they take on Chelsea on Sunday.

City have 59 points from 25 games to sit three points behind league leaders Liverpool who were held to a 1-1 draw at West Ham on Monday night and playmaker Bernardo Silva stressed the need for his team to capitalise when they meet Everton at Goodison Park and go top of the table for the first time since early December.

The Portuguese ace says: “We have two difficult games against Everton and Chelsea which we want to win. If we don’t, it’ll start getting difficult to fight for this Premier League.

City beat Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday in a strong response to last week’s defeat by Newcastle but Silva said there was plenty of room for improvement.

The former Monaco man says: “We know we have to improve... sometimes we don’t play as well as we want to. We have to improve that, to see which mistakes we are making.

“The atmosphere in the dressing room is fantastic, everybody is trying to help each other... so we want to be better players game by game, to try to be a better team and to try win some titles at the end of the season.”

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