MANCHESTER CITY have been actually unstoppable to this point, this season.
13 video games in to the Premier League season and Pep Guardiola’s aspect are usually not solely prime, they’re eight factors clear with an eye-watering aim distinction of +34.
Their 37 factors is THE finest begin to any top-flight season ever, in addition.
So whereas it is hardly breaking information to counsel they are a dominant aspect in 2017-18, their degree of dominance has been actually staggering.
Actually, based mostly on passing differential – whole passes accomplished by Metropolis minus whole passes accomplished by an opponent – they have been the most effective Premier League squad ever.
Of the 15 most one-sided matches in Premier League historical past, 9 of them have been by Man Metropolis, with FIVE of these coming this season.
Metropolis’s last-gasp 2-1 win over Huddersfield noticed followers of the away aspect criticise the Terriers for his or her “bus parking” of a efficiency.
Nonetheless, the go differential was in no way the most important in historical past – solely 14th in truth.
CIT’S ALL OVER Man Metropolis’s unbelievable Premier League stats… proving they’re already destined to be topped champions
The highest two video games on the checklist got here inside a fortnight of one another between October 14 and October 28 this yr – each by Guardiola’s males.
To start with Man Metropolis broke the document for highest go differential with their 814 to 152 tally – towards Stoke – seeing a complete differential of 662.
Nonetheless, they broke that document once more two weeks later as their squad out-passed West Brom by a complete of 692 (843 accomplished passes vs 151).
Additionally this season, Metropolis have racked up large passing differentials towards Burnley (573) and Brighton (561).
Nonetheless, the Etihad aspect characteristic 4 extra occasions on the checklist – to have their identify etched in 9 occasions out of the top-15.
Of the quartet, a kind of video games was Metropolis’s unbelievable last-second Three-2 victory over QPR to clinch their first-ever Premier League title in 2012.
Throughout that sport, QPR solely accomplished 84 passes, at approach underneath one per MINUTE – the second-worst whole in Premier League historical past.
Solely Watford’s measly whole of 75 towards Portsmouth in 2006 noticed a staff string collectively fewer passes.