Are Manchester City Europe's form team?

The Manchester City steamroller meets the Napoli juggernaut this week – are they Europe's form teams? Has anyone in the group stage made a better start to the season? UEFA.com knuckles down to find out.

Manchester City have won ten of their 11 games this season, scoring 37 goals in the process
Manchester City have won ten of their 11 games this season, scoring 37 goals in the process ©Getty Images

It is officially no longer too soon to look at early-season form as UEFA.com scours the fixture lists to decipher which of the 32 UEFA Champions League group stage hopefuls has made the most positive start to 2017/18.*

What we found
• Only Paris and Manchester City are unbeaten in all competitions.
• In terms of goals per game, City are the top scorers (3.36) and have also conceded fewer than any other team (5 in 11 games).
• Napoli have made the strongest start in their domestic league: eight wins from eight Serie A games so far.
• Celtic have scored more 2017/18 goals any other #UCL club: 48 (albeit over 19 games).
• Spartak Moskva's total of seven draws (from 17 games) is higher than any other side.
• Anderlecht are the only #UCL team to have conceded more goals than they've scored.

Group A

Watch United put four past CSKA on matchday two
Watch United put four past CSKA on matchday two

Manchester United
P12 W9 D2 L1 F33 A6
Basel
P15 W8 D3 L4 F26 A14
CSKA Moskva
P20 W12 D3 L5 F24 A15
Benfica
P13 W7 D3 L3 F22 A15

Group B

Paris Saint-Germain
P12 W11 D1 L0 F39 A7
Celtic
P19 W14 D3 L2 F48 A14
Bayern München
P12 W7 D3 L2 F31 A12
Anderlecht
P14 W7 D3 L4 F18 A20

Highlights: Atlético's only defeat came against Chelsea
Highlights: Atlético's only defeat came against Chelsea

Group C

Chelsea
P12 W7 D2 L3 F27 A11
Roma
P9 W6 D1 L2 F16 A6
Atlético Madrid
P10 W4 D5 L1 F14 A7
Qarabağ
P15 W10 D2 L3 F25 A14

Group D

Barcelona
P12 W9 D1 L2 F29 A8
Juventus
P11 W7 D1 L3 F25 A13
Sporting CP
P14 W9 D4 L1 F28 A10
Olympiacos
P14 W7 D3 L4 F25 A20

Highlights: Liverpool 2-2 Sevilla
Highlights: Liverpool 2-2 Sevilla

Group E

Sevilla
P12 W7 D3 L2 F18 A9
Spartak Moskva
P17 W7 D7 L3 F26 A21
Liverpool
P13 W5 D6 L2 F22 A20
Maribor
P21 W13 D6 L2 F32 A16

Group F

Manchester City
P11 W10 D1 L0 F37 A5
Shakhtar Donetsk
P15 W12 D1 L2 F30 A13
Napoli
P12 W11 D0 L1 F34 A8
Feyenoord
P12 W6 D2 L4 F20 A14

Highlights: Beşiktaş 2-0 Leipzig
Highlights: Beşiktaş 2-0 Leipzig

Group G

Beşiktaş
P11 W6 D2 L3 F19 A12
Porto
P11 W9 D1 L1 F29 A6
Monaco
P12 W6 D2 L4 F26 A18
RB Leipzig
P11 W6 D2 L3 F21 A13

Group H

Real Madrid
P13 W10 D2 L1 F28 A10
Tottenham
P11 W8 D2 L1 F22 A6
APOEL
P14 W7 D2 L5 F16 A11
Borussia Dortmund
P12 W7 D2 L3 F31 A13

*Stats are for all competitions including league, domestic cups and European fixtures

Paris have not lost a game in 2017/18
Paris have not lost a game in 2017/18©AFP/Getty Images

We also scoured the domestic leagues to discover that ten clubs – including those not involved in Europe – have not lost a game in all competitions this season:

CRO: Dinamo Zagreb
ENG: Man. City
FRA: Paris
GRE: Atromitos
ISR: Hapoel Haifa
ITA: Inter
KOS: Giljani
MLT: Gzira United
MLT: Floriana
ESP: Valencia

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