Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has warned that his side are unlikely to win all their remaining Premier League games following the leaders’ 3-1 victory over Watford at Etihad Stadium.
Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick helped City move four points clear of Liverpool, who host Burnley on Sunday (12:00 GMT).
“It is almost impossible if we go ahead in all competitions not to drop points,” said Guardiola.
“We have to be calm and prepare for next week [against Schalke].”
City host the Bundesliga side in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday, leading 3-2 from the first leg in Germany.
They then travel to Swansea, who are 15th in the Championship, in the last eight of the FA Cup on Saturday.