Manchester City have made a decent start to life under new manager Pep Guardiola, who replaced Manuel Pellegrini in the summer.
The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona manager won his first ten competitive games in charge at the Etihad, but then slumped to no win in six following a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham on October 2.
That run also included a 4-0 hammering away at Luis Enrique’s Barca in the Champions League, and immediately questions were asked about Guardiola’s style of play, and whether it was suitable to the English game.
Nonetheless, City hit back and sensationally beat the Catalans 3-1 at the Etihad at the start of November, and have also embarked on a six-match unbeaten run in the league with three wins and three draws in that time.
Although they haven’t won at home in the league since September 24, Guardiola’s side are improving, and go into Saturday’s game against league leaders Chelsea knowing that a win would take them above Antonio Conte’s men.
However, some still feel that City may come up short as the season progresses, and many feel that Guardiola needs to reinforce his squad for the second half of the season.