With 55 points from 19 games, Manchester City look absolutely unstoppable. No matter how you put it, the league leaders have been the best team so far this season. They sit 13 points above second-placed Manchester United and boast an impressive +48 goal difference.
I decided to analyze City’s recent history to see how the team have performed over the course of past seasons. Do City perform well at the beginning of the campaign and then drop off in the latter stages? To answer this question, I compiled data from Manchester City’s past seven seasons (including the current one) and visualized it.
The full, interactive visualization can be found on my page on Tableau’s website. But let’s talk about some specific graphs below:
1. City’s 2017-2018 season is still going strong, even compared to their past two title-winning seasons (2011-2012 and 2013-2014)
2. City Began Dropping Points Very Early in Past Two Seasons
3. Manchester City’s Points Per Game is Unpredictable