City are poised to break a number of Premier League and Club records in the weeks that remain.
In what has already been a fantastic campaign for Pep Guardiola’s side, the Blues are closing in on a number of notable milestones that will ensure this season is written into the history books for years to come.
City enjoyed a warm weather training camp in Abu Dhabi in a bid to refocus on the season finale.
Having returned from the international break, we need two wins to secure the Premier League title and face Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals.
So, here are the some of the possible record that City would top in the final weeks of the campaign…
Most wins: City need five more victories from the eight remaining games to top Chelsea’s record of 30 Premier League wins in a season.
Biggest winning points margin: The Blues would need to extend the current lead of 16 points to top Manchester United’s record of 18. Difficult, but not impossible and the result of the Manchester derby will play a large part in whether this happens or not.
Most home wins: City can only equal the current record of 18 – held by Chelsea, United and City – having already drawn against Everton in the opening home game of the season.
Most away wins: City have won 12 games on the road this season and have four games to go away from home. Only by winning those last four can the Blues create a new record and beat Chelsea’s record of 15.
Consecutive Premier League wins: The Blues set a new record earlier this season by winning 18 matches on the bounce – a run that began away to Bournemouth and ended with a 1-0 win at Newcastle United.
Consecutive Premier League away wins: City equalled the record of 11 away victories in a row with the victory at Newcastle but were denied posting a new milestone with a 0-0 draw away to Crystal Palace.
Best goal difference: The Blues are bang on course to set a new goal difference record with a current figure of +65. Chelsea’s +71 is the current best and firmly within reach.
Most goals: A tough ask? Chelsea hold the record with 103 Premier League goals but City have 85 to date – that’s 18 more needed in the eight games that remain, so if the Blues keep the seasonal average up in the final strait, that record will be beaten.
Most home goals: The Blues have work to do here to match Chelsea’s 68 – so far, Pep’s men have banged in 51, so would need 17 from the remaining four Etihad games – again, not impossible but unlikely it would appear.
Most points: Another record held by Chelsea, City need 14 points from a possible 24 to equal the record and 15 to post a new milestone.
Also…City have set some new Club records this campaign:
Successive away wins – 11 – set between May and December 2017.
Sergio Aguero broke the Club scoring record and is on 199 in all competitions.
Pep Guardiola became the first manager to win the Premier League Manager of the Month for four successive months.
To break the most goals scored by any City team in a single season, the Blues will have to bag 35 in the remaining matches having so far notched 121 in all competitions. Progress in the Champions League could extend the amount of games remaining in all competitions from 10 to 13 – if that were to happen, beating the current record of 156 would be a possibility.
The Blues scored the 100th Champions League goal when Gabriel Jesus netted against FC Basel.
City have equalled the Club record of 12 away League wins in one season and need one more to post a new record.
The 902 passes achieved against Chelsea earlier this month is a new Premier League record, as was Ilkay Gundogan’s 167 successful passes and 181 touches from the same game
So, plenty of targets to aim for in the weeks that remain – not least the Premier League title!