It is hard to believe we are having this conversation.
Just shy of two-thirds of the way through the Premier League schedule, Manchester City has conceded the fewest goals in the league. The club's 19 goals conceded is five better than their nearest competitor, Chelsea, and it represents less than a goal against per match.
City has played 24 matches and lost twice. Every other Premier League club has lost at least three times, table-topping Manchester United included.
Despite all this, City is seven points back of United, and the likelihood of the Citizens defending their Premier League title lessens with each passing punchless draw.
The recent 0-0 failure at Loftus Road against the worst side in the Prem, Queens Park Rangers, dealt another rocking shot to City's championship aspirations.
What in the Colin Bell End is going on here?