Man City will prove title credentials against Chelsea, says Ilkay Gundogan


Man City have been scoring at will and they now top the Premier League on goal difference, with Chelsea just three points behind in third place. In addition, star Eden Hazard has not only returned from injury, but he has hit the ground running.

Chelsea's 3-4-3 remains the club's primary formation after Conte won the title with the system last season. 21 goals scored in six league games, including 11 in their last two, makes it hard for any team to stop the Man City juggernaut, and with the partnership between Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus growing every week we may not have even seen the best of City yet.

The Premier League's six richest clubs are facing push back on their efforts to get a greater share of income from the next multi-billion pound round of worldwide TV deals.

That's according to former Blues defender Mario Melchiot, who hailed the Italian boss and his team after they continued their 100 per cent start to Group C with victory at Atletico Madrid.

Andreas Christensen will continue to deputise for David Luiz in the centre of a three-man defence.

Vincent Kompany is a doubt due to the calf strain he picked up on global duty earlier in the month.

"Maybe I'll wait until one hour, two hours before playing". In contrast, Liverpool will have the most of the English clubs with 321 hours while Manchester City have 219 hours, Chelsea 250 and Tottenham 290.

"They deserved to play this type of game, but above all to play in this way, with personality", Conte said after the win in the Spanish capital. Chelsea, on the other hand, have an xG total of just 6.3 - the 11th best tally.

City lead the Premier League from Manchester United on goal difference, with Chelsea three points back in third. Against this there is evidence that viewing for live matches screened on television are declining, with some migration to tablets and phones.

We took a look at how City fans reacted to Gundogan's Champions League return on social media.