How does Manchester City’s Premier League form compare with great starts from Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea?

Pep Guardiola’s side are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table, having won 10 and drawn one of their 11 matches. They are, by far, the leading goalscorers (38) and only one team have conceded fewer than their seven goals. Incredibly, City’s goal total is higher than that of Southampton, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Swansea and Crystal Palace combined (38 to 35), while their goal difference (+31) is equal to the goal difference of second place Man United and third place Spurs combined (Man United +18, Spurs +13).
Key stats
Clean sheets: 6
Goals scored: 38
Goals conceded: 7
Points: 31
Points per game: 2.82
Win rate: 91%

Monday, November 6, 2017

Manchester City have enjoyed one of the greatest ever starts to a Premier League season.

Pep Guardiola's side have won the joint-highest total of points (31) after 11 matches played since 1992-93, have a goal difference of +31 that can be bettered by only two teams in the history of the Football League (Preston, +33 in 1888-89 and Sunderland, +32 in 1892-93), and have scored 52 goals in all competitions – a record for a Premier League club after 17 matches.

But how does their start match up to some of the other great starts by Premier League-winning teams?

Click the right arrow, above, to see Man City's start in 2017-18 compared to fantastic starts made by Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United… and Manchester City themselves…

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