Manchester City has a ways to go to catch Liverpool FC atop the English Premier League table, but the Cityzens are still capable of dominance.
City quickly broke open Saturday's match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, winning 2-0 thanks to two goals in two minutes at the end of the first half.
In the 39th minute, Gabriel Jesus rewarded manager Pep Guardiola's decision to start him over Sergio Aguero. Jesus' diving header from Bernardo Silva's cross gave the reigning champions a 1-0 lead.
A hair over two minutes later, Raheem Sterling picked out David Silva's run into the Palace box with a lofted through ball. With no defenders around him, David Silva volleyed with his left foot through Wayne Hennessey's legs to give City a comfortable advantage.
City has now scored 29 goals in nine matches this season. They're nine goals clear of the next-closest club -- at least until Liverpool hosts Manchester United on Sunday.
The Cityzens set a Premier League record two seasons ago with 106 goals in 38 games, and they're on pace to smash that record this season. City scored at least twice in every game in all competitions this season and continues to roll with a trip to face Liverpool at Anfield now less than a month away.
Will the Jose Mourinho get off to a good start for Tottenham Hotspur?
Tottenham haven't won an English Premier League match since Sept. 28, and currently sit in 14th place in the table. That dreadful stretch led to Hotspur firing manager Mauricio Pochettino. Spurs hired Jose Mourinho even after the former Chelsea manager said the Tottenham gig wasn't for him.
His opinion obviously changed, and it's fitting Mourinho will make his Tottenham debut against West Ham on Saturday. The Hammers currently sit in 16th place in the Premier League table and are not a fan of Mourinho. (They trolled him after Tottenham hired him in a since-deleted tweet.)
West Ham haven't won at Spurs since May 5, 2017, and Mourinho can earn some goodwill from the Tottenham faithful with a win in the London Derby.
Here's how to watch West Ham-Tottenham live on TV and online:
When: Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 a.m. ET/4:30 a.m. PT
TV Channel: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports
Saturday's match between Chelsea and Manchester City features two of the English Premier League's heavyweights. Get your popcorn ready.
With 26 and 25 points, respectively, the Blues and the Cityzens currently sit in third and fourth place in the Premier League standings with a significant cushion over fifth. City lost to Liverpool 3-1 in their last match before the international break, and the back-to-back reigning league champions could find themselves as many as 12 points back of the first-place Reds at Saturday's conclusion, depending on the results of Liverpool's match against Crystal Palace. City's 35 goals and plus-22 goal-differential lead the league.
As the hottest team in the Prem, Chelsea have won six straight matches, the longest active streak in the league. American star Christian Pulisic has been in top form, having scored five goals over the last three games, but he is expected to miss Saturday's match against City with a hip injury. If Pulisic can't go, that will be a big blow to Chelsea's chances.
Here's how to watch Manchester City-Chelsea live on TV and online:
When: Saturday, Nov. 23, at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports