Manchester City‘s Carabao Cup success last Sunday prompted plenty of fawning praise for the side seen by most as comfortably the best in England – but are they the best in Europe, too? This week’s episode of Three Minute Myths looks to settle that question, as ever, using the bare-faced stats rather than baseless pontification – and the results make for compelling viewing.
Ahead of said final, we patrolled Wembley Way asking City fans whether they thought their side was the best in Europe. In an entirely unsurprising turn of events, the fans we spoke to were unanimous in their agreement that the Citizens, under the leadership of Pep Guardiola, were indeed the best side on the continent.
But were they right to be so confident? Beating a beleaguered Arsenal side in a second-rate domestic cup competition is one thing, but can Guardiola take his team all the way to Champions League glory this season?
A place in the quarter-final may be all but guaranteed after an emphatic 4-0 win over Basel, but do the stats support the idea that they’ll go two rounds further?
We’ve got the answer in this week’s Three Minute Myths. And you can stay up to date with more data-driven analysis of the game’s most prevalent narratives by subscribing to Football Whispers TV, here.