City's wins over Newcastle, Fulham, Cardiff and Brighton put Guardiola in contention for his sixth monthly award, but he faces competition from Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves) and Unai Emery (Arsenal). The Argentine striker will be eager to put that surprising statistic to bed come Sunday.
One concern for Liverpool fans is the form of talisman Mohamed Salah, who has only scored three goals in the first 10 games of the season and looked well below his best.
We focus on the big game ahead in today's round-up as City prepare to take on Liverpool in the Premier League.
"And both teams just seem to keep on doing that. This was a very good game and the City games (have been) very good games", Klopp said. He set completely new standards last year, but for all the rest (of his game) it's what he did last year. "Each striker could write a book about these moments when you score without knowing how exactly it works, how you did it, with each ball in a flawless way and stuff like that", said the German manager.
"It's not always possible and it's always hard work but that's really an important thing".
Hamilton claims pole for Japanese GP
Red Bull's Max Verstappen qualified third, alongside Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen on the second row. "Is it still a battle?" he asked. But he has dominated in Suzuka and a fifth victory in Japan would put him on course to clinch the title with races to spare.
Despite the Reds falling just short of winning the Champions League last season Guardiola believes Klopp's side deserve all the accolades they have been getting. We don't save lives, we are only good at football.
"At home we made very good game as well". It doesn't matter that we lost.
De Bruyne's inclusion would be particularly surprising, with the Belgian initially expected to be out for between and three months after picking up a knee injury in training a week into the season.
The Blues' title defence faltered previous year after they finished out of the top four last season.
Manchester City star midifelder Iklay Gundogan has sent out a warning ahead of the Citizens encounter with Liverpool this weekend.