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Can Man City smash the Premier League points and goals records?

City won't end the season unbeaten as the Arsenal Invincibles did, but they have a lot of records to target.

Manchester City are being hailed as one of the greatest Premier League sides of all-time even before Pep Guardiola has landed his first title in England.

City have the most points of any side after 30 games (81, from W26, D3, L1) and have the opportunity to write their name in Premier League history by breaking some of its records.

Here are 13 records that City could (and some cases, have already) own by the end of the season.

Biggest title-winning margin: Manchester United won the 1999-2000 season by 18 points from Arsenal. City currently have a 16-point gap over United and a win over their neighbours in the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium on April 7 alone would move them 19 points clear. Possibility: 8/10

Earliest title success: United's 2000-01 team hold the record, winning the league with five games remaining. If City win their next two matches -- away to Everton and home to United -- they will break the record by winning the title with six games left. Possibility: 8/10

Most points in a season: A long time before Jose Mourinho gained his reputation for defensive tactics, he guided Chelsea to 95 points in 2004-05 at a rate of exactly 2.5 points per game. City have 81 points from 30 matches so far, averaging around 2.7 points per game, and need 15 from their last eight. Possibility: 9/10

Most team goals in a season: Carlo Ancelotti was in charge of Chelsea when they scored 103 goals at a rate of just over 2.7 goals per game. City have 85 goals from 30 matches so far at a rate of more than 2.8 per match. Possibility: 7/10

Most wins in a season: Antonio Conte's Chelsea set the record only last year when they won 30 of their 38 games -- a winning percentage of 79 percent. City this season have won 26 of their 30 games at a rate of 87 percent. Five wins from their last eight matches would see them set a new record. Possibility: 8/10

Most consecutive wins: Arsenal (2001-02) and Chelsea (2016-17) held the record with 13 straight victories but City moved passed that with their derby day win at Old Trafford on Dec. 10 before extending the record to 18 matches. Possibility: Already achieved.

Pep Guardiola is targeting a number of Jose Mourinho's records.

Most away wins in a season: Mourinho guided Chelsea to 15 victories from 19 matches in 2004-05. City have won 12 of their 15 away games so far this season but must win their last four -- including trips to Everton and Tottenham -- to set a new record. Possibility: 6/10

Most home wins in a season: Chelsea (2005-06), United (2010-11) and City (2011-12) all won 18 of 19 Premier League matches at home. Guardiola's side blew the chances of a perfect home record in the very first game of the season at the Etihad Stadium -- a 1-1 draw with Everton -- but they haven't faltered since and have an opportunity to equal the record. Possibility: 8/10

Highest average possession: Possession statistics only go back as far as the 2010-11 season. Guardiola's City set the record last season with an average 64 percent possession per match but they are set to smash that this season with their average possession currently standing at 70.9 percent. Possibility: 9/10

Most passes in season: Again the statistics only go back to 2010-11 and again Guardiola's City set the record during his first season with 20,506 completed passes at an average 84 percent completion. They have already amassed 20,003 passes this season at an average pass completion rate of 87.3 percent. Possibility: 10/10

Most consecutive Premier League Manager of the Month Awards: Guardiola equalled Conte's record of three successive manager of the month awards after a perfect November and then went one better when he won the award for a fourth time in December. Possibility: Already achieved.

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Kevin De Bruyne has been a class act this season.

Most Premier League assists in a season: Thierry Henry set the record for Arsenal in 2002-03 with 20 assists, but Kevin De Bruyne is putting the Frenchman's record under pressure. De Bruyne has 14 already with eight games remaining. Possibility: 5/10

Most individual Premier League hat tricks in a season: Shearer scored five trebles for Blackburn in 1995-96. Aguero has three with eight games left to equal the former England striker's record; Kane has two and Salah none. Possibility 3/10

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.


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