Leaders Manchester City welcome Bournemouth to the Etihad today in their fifth Premier League game of the season. Pep Guardiola has started his revolution at City on a bright note, winning all four league games so far, including a 2-1 win at Old Trafford in the Manchester derby against Manchester United last week.
Bournemouth, meanwhile, have had a decent start by their standards, four points from their last four Premier League games, an average of one point a game.
Here we look at both teams and see if City will continue their perfect start to the campaign or if the Cherries will puncture that promise.
Sergio Aguero will miss the game as he serves the second of his three-game ban, which began in the win over United in the Manchester derby last week.
As a result, teenage striker Kelechi Iheanacho is poised to start again, having scored the winner in the derby win last weekend, as well as scoring in their 4-0 Champions League bashing of Borussia Monchengladbach in midweek.
Ilkay Gundogan will be assessed after returning from a lengthy lay-off to make his debut in the Champions League in midweek, but David Silva is most unlikely to feature.
Jack Wilshere is unlikely to start, after coming off the bench last weekend on his debut. Manager Eddie Howe is wanting to give the on-loan Arsenal man adequate time to fully recover from the niggling injuries he has suffered.
Raheem Sterling scored his first Premier League hat-trick against Bournemouth in October 2015.
Pep Guardiola’s side could become only the second different team in top-flight history to win their opening five league games in consecutive seasons if they beat the Cherries today. Chelsea are the sole holders of that title, a feat which was achieved in the 2009/10 and 2010/2011 seasons.
City remain unbeaten in the eight previous meetings between both sides (W6, D2).
The aggregate score in last season’s two Premier League matches was 9-1 in City’s favour.
Bournemouth have won one of their last six away league games (D1, L4).
The Cherries earned more points (22) on the road than at home (20) last season.
What are the managers saying?
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City: “I saw the game against West Ham and they were unlucky. They played really, really well against United in the first 30 minutes until the Mata goal. They were perfect on the pitch.”
Eddie Howe, Bournemouth: “I think they’ve got outstanding players and they’ve got a manager who, in my opinion, is right at the very top.
“I think the biggest compliment I can give him is the impact he’s had on that team so early – you can see when they play he’s stamped his authority on them.
“When I watch them play, I enjoy it – and it’s rare for me to say that when I watch an opponent play. They’ve been very impressive.”