While everyone chases Manchester City, every time a game goes by, the only thing the Citizens pursue are their places among the best teams of all time in both Premier League history and all of English football.  The elected champions seek to establish an English football record with their 15th consecutive league victory on Wednesday night against Swansea City at Liberty Stadium in Wales.
Although it seems blasphemous to use the phrase "elected champions" before Boxing Day, there is little to suggest that there is a team capable of stopping this monster from Manchester City or selecting a team among the other 19 in the Premier League capable of compensate for a deficit of constantly growing points for Pep Guardiola's men.
The Citizens (15-1-0) continued on their unprecedented path with a deserved 2-1 victory over longtime rival Manchester United in their 175th derby on Sunday, ending United's unbeaten streak of 40 matches unbeaten in all com. Petitions and undefeated matches of 24 home league matches since he crossed the city last season and winning 2-1.
David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi capitalized on United's defensive failures in plays on both halves of the half, and Ederson retained the victory with a late double reflex on short shots by Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata. Manchester City set a single-season Premier League record with its 14th consecutive victory, which also matched the longest winning streak in English football established by Arsenal between February and August 2001, shortening two seasons.
The victory also gave the city an 11-point advantage over United, with reigning champion Chelsea, another three points in the third match in the midweek games. Guardiola's team has already won at Stamford Bridge in addition to Old Trafford, but it refuses to believe that their team has won anything before the season has reached its midpoint.
"It means a lot in the way we play in terms of our confidence," Guardiola said on the official Manchester City website. "We won points at Chelsea, Arsenal and now Manchester United, but in December it is impossible to be champions, everyone can play where they want, I am happy to go to the fields of our contenders and beat them all."  Guardiola players remain cautiously safe.
"It's a big difference, if we fail, we're still in the lead," added midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. "We can not be complacent, we need to do what we have all year, I'd rather be 11 points ahead than 11 points behind that."
It is not yet known if there will be sanctions from a hand-to-hand combat report that took place in the tunnel after the game. According to The Times of London, the assistant coach of the city, Mikel Arteta, was bloodied and the City players threw a carton of milk to United's manager, Jose Mourinho, who was upset by the strong celebrations in the locker room of the City. to mark his victory.  Manchester City also learned its fate from the Champions League on Monday when they were tied in a round of 16 round with FC Basel. The Swiss team finished second behind Manchester United in Group A, and their 1-0 victory over Mourinho's team gave the spark to finish above CSKA Moscow and Benfica in the group.
"We have to respect FC Basel and we have to be careful," said the city's soccer director, Txiki Begiristain. "We showed against Napoli that we can do well at home or away, we had to fight to qualify and win the group and I think we have shown the character and personality necessary to do well in the Champions League.
Swansea City, meanwhile , they look for the character to simply remain in the top category.The Swan (3-3-10) are the second in chips, one point ahead of the Crystal Palace at the beginning of the day, but also four of the 14th in the table since it seems likely that the battle of descent this season involves up to seven sides.
Paul Clement's team stopped a seven-game spell without a win (0-1-6) in league play with a 1-0 victory. at home on Saturday at West Bromwich Albion as Wilfried Bony's goal nine minutes from the end was decisive.
Bony, who had a failed career with City after Sky Blues hired him for a transfer of £ 28 million at the half of l to season 2015-16, has scored in each of the last two games, Swansea may finally be at the front foot.
"I asked W ilfried if he wanted to rest for this game and you can imagine the reaction I had," Clement joked on the team's official website before this game. "He did so well when he was in Swansea the first time, then he went to Manchester City and did not reach the level he would have liked and it was the same in Stoke.
The Ivory Coast goal ended a 295-minute drought at home for Swansea, who has only won seven points in eight games (2-1-5) at Liberty Stadium. They are the only team in the top five levels of English football that fails to score at least 10 goals.
The City has won three in the trot against Swansea in all competitions after a League Cup and a double last season Sergio Agüero, who was not used at Old Trafford, had a hiatus in the league's last game last season, a 3-1 victory, the Sky Blues are undefeated at 11-9-2-0 against Swansea from their 1-0 defeat on March 11, 2012, in the first season of the gal side s in the top flight.