Man City steamrolled Chelsea on Sunday to take Pep Guardiola’s men to within four points of Premier League leaders Liverpool.
The Cityzens also have a game in hand which, if won, will leave just one point between the Sky Blues and Liverpool and Manchester United.
The latter two clubs are tied on points until Jurgen Klopp’s side travels to St. Mary’s to face Ralph Hasenhutl’s Southampton.
City have been characteristically poor in front of goal this season, with their three strikes against Chelsea taking their goals in the Premier League to 24 for the term. Liverpool have scored 37 and lead the way.
Having said that, Guardiola’s side has been fantastic at the back this season, conceding just 13 goals, making their backline the stingiest in the league.
Considering they have had a poor season so far, it’s encouraging for City fans that their team is just four points off the summit with a game in hand.
City have FA Cup and EFL Cup obligations to contend with before they face a visit from Brighton in the Premier League. Manchester United travel to the Etihad on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup where City will be hoping to make it to a fourth consecutive League Cup final.