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Seasons like the one Manchester City put together in the Premier League last term don't come around too often.

Pep Guardiola's men claimed the club's third Premier League title in record-breaking fashion, becoming the first side in English top-flight history to amass 100 points, while setting new high marks for goals scored, goal difference and the gap to the second-placed team, arch rivals Manchester United.

No one doubted City's capacity to retain their Premier League crown while fighting to break new ground in the Champions League in 2018/19, but surely they couldn't get better?

Last season, many of the usual title contenders under-performed, with United off the pace, Chelsea slipping to fifth and Liverpool an inconsistent beast.

Ahead of the 2018/19 season, all had taken to the transfer market to strengthen their hand; City made just one addition, bringing in Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City.

However, with almost a third of the new campaign already in the books, City are top of the league, still unbeaten and, whisper it, looking better than ever.

In the latest episode of Three Minute Myths, embedded above, we delve into the underlying statistics behind City's superlative performances this season to see if they really are getting better.

The results, for fans of the other 19 Premier League teams, are frightening.

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