MANCHESTER CITY have regarded merely unstoppable within the 2017-18 up to now.
As a rule, Pep Guardiola’s attacking juggernaut have steamrollered the opposition with a hatful of targets.
If not, they managed to discover a method to rating in “Fergie time” to steal all three factors within the dying seconds… a mark of a real champion.
So robust have Metropolis been this yr, chatter has already begun as as to whether this present crop of gamers are certainly the best Premier League squad of all time.
Whereas Chelsea’s 2004-05 squad maintain the file for factors received with 95, Arsenal’s 2003-04 “Invincibles” are broadly thought-about the perfect squad ever.
Arsene Wenger’s facet, together with the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg and Dennis Bergkamp went all yr with out dropping a single sport… the one time in historical past.
However how does Manchester Metropolis’s present squad stack as much as the 2003-04 Arsenal line-up after 18 video games of the Premier League season?
As issues stand, Guardiola’s group are nicely on their method to being thought-about the best Premier League workforce ever, in line with analysis from Grosvenorsport.
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Metropolis have received 5 extra matches, collected ten extra factors and have scored a exceptional 22 extra targets than the Invincibles, with a jaw-dropping 56.
They’re degree on clear sheets (seven), whereas solely conceding 12 – the identical because the Gunners on the identical stage 14 years in the past.
In comparison with the Blues’ record-setting 2004-05 crop, that includes Frank Lampard, John Terry, Didier Drogba and Co, Metropolis presently sit on 9 extra factors.
By way of the top-scoring Prem outfit of all time, that too goes to Chelsea, with 103 targets within the 2009-10 season.
Man Metropolis are additionally anticipated to shatter that tally, scoring ten extra targets this time period than the Blues of their record-setting season.
The truth is, Guardiola’s facet are presently projected to seek out the web 118 instances this season.
So whereas there could also be 20 lengthy video games to go, as issues stand, Metropolis are primed to change into the best Premier League workforce in historical past.