"If you tell me that technically, physically it's good for the players: no, it's a disaster."
-- Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
on the EPL's festive fixtures after two
of his players, Gabriel Jesus
(out two months with an MCL knee injury) and Kevin de Bruyne
(deemed fit despite being stretchered off) were hurt in the 0-0 tie at Crystal Palace on Sunday
that snapped streak of City's 18 successive wins. Its game against Watford on Tuesday will be its fourth in 11 days over the holidays. (BBC