Manchester City have looked simply unstoppable in the 2017-18 so far.
More often than not, Pep Guardiola’s attacking juggernaut have steamrollered the opposition with a hatful of goals.
If not, they managed to find a way to score in “Fergie time” to steal all three points in the dying seconds… a mark of a true champion.
So strong have City been this year, chatter has already begun as to whether this current crop of players are indeed the greatest Premier League squad of all time.
While Chelsea’s 2004-05 squad hold the record for points won with 95, Arsenal’s 2003-04 “Invincibles” are widely considered the best squad ever.
Arsene Wenger’s side, including the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg and Dennis Bergkamp went all year without losing a single game… the only time in history.
But how does Manchester City’s current squad stack up to the 2003-04 Arsenal line-up after 18 games of the Premier League season?
As things stand, Guardiola’s group are well on their way to being considered the greatest Premier League team ever, according to research from Grosvenorsport.
City have won five more matches, collected ten more points and have scored a remarkable 22 more goals than the Invincibles, with a jaw-dropping 56.
They are level on clean sheets (seven), while only conceding 12 – the same as the Gunners at the same stage 14 years ago.
Compared to the Blues’ record-setting 2004-05 crop, featuring Frank Lampard, John Terry, Didier Drogba and Co, City currently sit on nine more points.
In terms of the top-scoring Prem outfit of all time, that too goes to Chelsea, with 103 goals in the 2009-10 season.
Man City are also expected to shatter that tally, scoring ten more goals this term than the Blues in their record-setting season.
In fact, Guardiola’s side are currently projected to find the net 118 times this season.
So while there may be 20 long games to go, as things stand, City are primed to become the greatest Premier League team in history.