In the meantime, Benitez will send his team into battle with former club Liverpool, whom he guided to Champions League glory during a trophy-laden six-year reign, on Saturday evening knowing victory for the Magpies could end the Reds' title dream for another season.
Beyond our current home form in the league, we are also enjoying a healthy run of form against Liverpool when they travel to St James' Park.
"I'm not saying they're going to win, but if you were Liverpool and you had to pick someone for City to play outside the top boys, who didn't have much to play for, you'd pick them".
Guardiola believes Liverpool will not be hampered by their trip to Spain, though.
"That's not going to happen", Guardiola said.
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Chelsea will play the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday. On Sunday, Sarri added: "For a striker it is hard to get used to the Premier League".
"I can say that "yes" it seems that things are moving forward a little bit, & we will see where we get to in the end".
Liverpool must win their remaining two Premier League fixtures and hope Manchester City drop points in their final two games if they have any hope of lifting the title, but Benitez, who fell short of winning the league in 2008-09, said he will not be helping his former team by offering up three crucial points.
Leicester have never won away from home on a Monday in the Premier League, drawing three and losing eight of their 11 such matches.
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Of course City are used to winning the title in tight circumstances as they did in 2011/12 on goal difference to Manchester United, thanks to Sergio Aguero's injury time victor.
"I think it will be not easy at Newcastle-like Leicester will not be-but they will be well prepared to win there". They wiped the floor with Arsenal last week. They're not used to having the ball but Brendan Rodgers has got them looking like a real good team.