Following their emphatic 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on Wednesday evening in the penultimate game of the season that sets them up just one win away from being crowned Premier League champions for the second time in three years, Manchester City are also set up to break history.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have scored an unbelievable amount of goals this term, an absolutely sensational 100 goals in 37 games, averaging 2.7 goals per game so far. The current Premier League record for the most amount of goals scored in a season is held by Chelsea. The Blues scored 103 goals in 2009/10 under Carlo Ancelotti and hold the record but City are just three goals away from equalling the Blues’ tally and four goals away from smashing the record.
In fact, technically, in terms of the mathematical possibilities, Manchester City could in fact win the Premier League title on goal difference still, even without a win over West Ham on Sunday – if the Citizens draw with the Hammers and Liverpool beat Newcastle, City will be level on points but win the title on goal difference (barring a 14-0 demolition at Anfield, of course which, incidentally, would be a record-breaker itself).
City have scored three or more goals in no less than 19 of their games so far this season and if they can achieve that just once more against the Hammers, they’ll make Premier League history to become the highest scoring team of all time in any Premier League season.