This time last season in the Premier League
, Man City had already built up a healthy 8 point lead at the top of the table having amassed 40 points - the only blemish on their record a 1-1 draw with Everton. Flash forward to this season, and although City are still at the top, the table tells a somewhat different story. It's been a much tighter affair so far, with Liverpool only two points behind the leaders. The Manchester and Merseyside pair are currently undefeated after fourteen games.
City's closest challenger at this point last year was Man United
, but having struggled through much of the season, Mourinho's men are wallowing down in seventh position with only 22 points to their name and having already suffered 4 defeats. Of the top ten teams, the biggest improvement has been made by Everton. Currently in sixth place, the Toffees are a whole 7 rungs higher on the Premier League ladder compared to last season.