With 46 to their name, no PL club has scored more open play goals this season than Manchester City. The league leaders have ran riot this campaign, reasserting their dominance at the top of the table.
Somewhat untouchable at times, Pep Guardiola's side have re-found their mojo, controlling the tempo of games from the middle, feeding into the final third. In fact, at 28%, no club averages a higher % of attacks through the middle of the park.
Their star man, Kevin de Bruyne, no doubt dictates such a style of play, but the Blues have a wealth of options to deal with, from an opponent's point of view. Guardiola demands his team to recycle and not force openings, seeing them have the majority share of possession in virtually all their games - they are the only PL club this season to average 60% plus of the ball.
Being forced to sit deep, it doesn't come as a surprise to see those opponents at the back pick up the bookings against City.
Opposing positional yellow cards:
- Central Midfielders: 16
- Centre-backs: 13
- Forwards: 9
- Right-backs: 5
- Left-backs: 3