‘Best in the world’ – Phil Foden says undervalued aspect is key to Man City success

City have won all four of their opening games, already creating a two-point gap at the top. The club are aiming for history this season as they look to become the first side to win the English top-flight for a fourth consecutive time. Guardiolas team, led by Juanma Lillo, showed little sign of slowing down in their 5-1 win over Fulham on Saturday, albeit with a controversial second goal to restore their lead.

Erling Haaland scored his seventh hat-trick for the club as he took his overall tally for City to 58 goals in 59 games. The 23-year-old was joined on the scoresheet by Julian Alvarez, while Jeremy Doku also made his debut for the club. Add in the likes of Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva to the mix and the treble-winners&apos forward line is the envy of world football.

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Meanwhile, Foden has been excelling in a more central role so far this season, in the absence of Kevin De Bruyne, picking up three assists in four league games.It are those headline-grabbing numbers, though, that Foden feels causes the quality across Citys defence to often be overlooked.