By STEVE DOUGLAS
AP Sports Writer
Manchester City is rising above the chaos in the Premier League and is already in sight of a sixth title in 11 seasons. December has been marked by COVID-19 outbreaks across the league that have decimated squads and forced the postponement of 17 games. City has the best and most expensively assembled squad in the league and is managed by possibly the world’s top coach. So perhaps it’s no surprise that City has coped best with the most grueling period of the season to win seven straight games in December and take an eight-point lead just as its opponents are starting to stumble.