Sergio Aguero and Joe Hart have extra incentives to finish the 2015-16 season on a high as they look to extend their outstanding scoring and goalkeeping records.
City’s Argentine striker has a chance of claiming the Premier League’s Golden Boot award for the second year in a row, having hit the net 24 times so far this term.
Meanwhile England and City’s first-choice stopper has kept 15 clean sheets, although the 29-year-old is in a four-way tussle to claim the Golden Gloves for the fifth time.
Also level with Joe in terms of clean sheets are ex-team mate Kasper Schmeichel of champions Leicester, Man United’s David De Gea and Petr Cech of Arsenal.
With United playing West Ham tonight, De Gea has an advantage with an extra game but that in itself gives City fans even more reason to root for the Hammers.
A win for Slaven Bilic’s side, or a scoring draw, in the last game to be played at Upton Park would deny De Gea a clean sheet from his game in hand. It would also keep the Blues in the Champions League places going in to the final round of games next Sunday. West Ham, we’re backing you all the way!
Sergio’s 24 goals is the same tally as Leicester’s Jamie Vardy and one behind Harry Kane of Tottenham, with all three having one game to go this term.
City’s number 10 has scored in each of his last six Premier League outings, but has yet to be on target at the Swansea’s Liberty Stadium, venue for the Blues’ final fixture on Sunday.
Vardy scored twice in the Foxes’ win over Everton last Saturday, missed out on the chance to add to his total when he blazed a penalty over the bar.
Kane remains just in front, but with Sergio in such a great run of form, he could yet pip the Spurs front man to the Golden Boot for the second year in a row.