Pep Guardiola wary of Andy Carroll threat

Raheem Sterling in focus

Besides, you'd hope that they'd shut up shop after losing 4-0 to Everton - but I'm not holding out much hope for West Ham.

Sunday's clash with West Ham will see the return to the Etihad Stadium of a former City favourite.

Guardiola has made the best start to a season in his managerial career, which also includes hugely successful spells in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Winning at Manchester United could basically secure the title for the Blues, and there is no doubt that it will be one of the most anticipated games in Premier League history.

"You have to try and win all the games". United is not six points.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says breaking records is good for his team.

"I speak well about the opponents and people say "Pep has false humility".

"Manchester City might be saying they have to win to stay at the top but my position is as big as theirs in as much as we need to get away from the wrong end of the table".

"In this case it's proven almost successful for the teams who did it, but at the same time as they're adopting this approach, we're learning how to deal with it as well, so as soon as we find a way through it, I think it'll change again".

"At the moment, he's not anxious about lack of quality because we have good players, but at the moment [the mental side] is the key factor". It's individual lapses that cost us in recent games. "I think it's ridiculous". "That's why we've done that in the last period".

Huddersfield and Southampton both went close to ending City's long winning run but their efforts were ultimately undone by late Raheem Sterling goals. Some may be against that, but the opportunity to rotate the squad and rest players will come in the Champions League match on Wednesday, so it makes sense to pick the big boys in this one to hopefully secure a more comfortable victory.

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