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Manchester City might be the best team in the Premier League, but their loss to Chelsea could give us a real title race.
Manchester City finished on 100 points last season, shattering the old record of 95. They won more games and scored more goals than any team in Premier League history. Their goal difference was the highest ever.
This season, through 15 matches, they had been even better, dropping only four points (two in a fixture in which they dropped three last season) and scoring 11 more goals than the next most prolific attack in the league. They were on pace for 104 points, an unbeaten season, a place in the pantheon of great Premier League dynasties.