That being said Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side shouldn't be discounted, and Tottenham Hotspur only get stronger as the season goes on. Two Belgians have stood out in both the teams, Kevin De Bruyne has been phenomenal in the blue colours while Lukaku has embraced is new Red jersey.
The 26-year-old also attributed City's success this season to the fact that they are playing good football as well as obtaining the big-game results to go along with them, as highlighted by their 1-0 win at Chelsea where De Bruyne scored the victor.
De Bruyne's pinpoint low cross created Gabriel Jesus' ultimately decisive goal against Napoli and City were scintillating in their early domination before the Serie A leaders battled back.
De Bruyne feels that his side are more formidable this time around and said: "We play dominant football and like to put a lot of pressure on them and if you can do that, it works well".
He created the most assists in the Premier League last season with 18 and is only one behind teammate David Silva in this season's charts with five.
We will give everything, but I think we're on the same level as previous year.
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"For the moment I think so, but everybody's still there". For me it makes it easier to find people when they are playing in the way they are playing.
In an interaction with ESPN FC, De Bruyne opened up about his team's chances in the league this season and who he thinks can possess a threat to the Citizens in future.
"But it's so hard to compare with other teams from other leagues".
And he says his country shouldn't go to Russian Federation if they don't believe they have the capability of winning the competition.
He added: 'I think we're pretty much what he wants. De Bryune revealed that this year the team has gelled up a bit better and are playing as a unit, building on what they did the previous season.