Beating Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday in the Carabao Cup – apparently winning on penalties after being level after 120 minutes is not classed as a draw – City set a new club record of 12 consecutive wins in all competitions.
In the league, where they sit top after nine games. They have won seven straight and will be confident of making it eight. Especially as they will be able to use the super, non-floating Nike Premier League footballs – much to Pep Guardiola’s delight.
The Catalan boss switched things up for the Burnley win last week, with Bernardo Silva starting in place of Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus also dropping to the bench.
Guradiola’s substitutes at the weekend were Yaya Touré, İlkay Gündoğan and the Brazilian striker, emphasising their quality in depth.
On Saturday, the City coach could play any three from Leroy Sané, Sergio Agüero, Bernardo, Sterling and Jesus and you’d agree with his decision. It truly is an embarrassment or riches.
The Argentine striker is the most likely to start after his 177th goal equalled the club’s all-time record. Wolves stopped him making it 178, the odds on the Baggies doing the same are slim.
With Gündogan and Sterling having played 90 minutes against Wolves and the Napoli Champions League fixture coming next week, it's unlikely they will make the starting XI.
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