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While Manchester City's strikers have been hitting goals at one end of the pitch, the defensive unit have been keeping teams out at the other end.

The Blues have conceded only three goals in ten games as they climbed to the top of both the Premier League and Champions League Group F tables.

John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi have formed a watertight partnership at the heart of defence, with Vincent Kompany also boasting an unbeaten record from his three appearances this season.

The stats have been as impressive as the performances, with the tough-tackling Argentine winning 32 duels since the campaign began, while Stones boasts a 96% pass completion rate.

Both have carried a threat in the opposition’s box, too, with Otamendi on target against Watford and Stones grabbing a brace in Feyenoord.