It has been a great season for Manchester City, and Pep Guardiola has already ensured two trophies from this campaign in England. However, along with the title, there are more to achieve for the in-form squad of the league.
During the course of this campaign, Kevin de Bruyne and co have shown immense character and have been perfect almost throughout the season. This has naturally helped them in registering a few records in the Premier League. In fact, they can now topple Chelsea from as many as six records in the British top tier.
(1) Maximum points:
Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea won their 2004/05 Premier League title with 95 points, still a record in England. This year, Manchester City will get that past easily. They are right now at 90 points, with four matches still in hand. And those games are against West Ham, Huddersfield, Brighton and Southampton. Should there be no upset, Blues of Manchester will move to 102 points this season, and that will be a new record in the top flight.
(2) Most wins:
If the above record is broken, the Cityzens will surely achieve another feat. Last season, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea got 30 wins to secure the title. Right now, Manchester City have 29 victories and with the favourable fixture ahead of them, two more wins are nothing but certainty for the champions of the season.
(3) Most away wins:
In a similar line, the new winners of the Premier League can beat Mourinho’s Chelsea to claim most number of away victories in a season. That Chelsea side got 15 wins on the road, while the number is 14 for Manchester City at the moment. They will travel to West Ham and Southampton in two of the remaining four matches. It is very likely that City can leapfrog Chelsea to claim this fame as well.
(4) Most number of goals:
Chelsea won the 2009/10 title under Carlo Ancelotti, and that team recorded the maximum goals in a season. They scored 103 goals en route to the title, but now the record is under threat from a free-scoring Manchester City. The likes of De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling have already netted 98 times, and the next four games will be enough to break this record.
(5) Most number of home goals:
In addition to the above, Manchester City can also score most number of times at home. Ancelotti’s team had 68 home goals in 2009/10. Guardiola’s boys need 11 more goals against Huddersfield and Brighton at the Etihad Stadium. It is difficult, but given the way this team have played, it is far from impossible. Home fans will be hopeful for sure.
(6) Highest goal difference:
Finally, this is one record Manchester City currently hold. Their goal difference of +73 has already surpassed Chelsea’s 2009/10 feat (+71). If things go in Guardiola’s way, it will be possible for them to make sure that this record is intact in their name.
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