What seems like the most open title race in Premier League history reached a record-breaking level of unpredictability on Tuesday.
That beat the previous record for a full Premier League season of eight, set four times, in the 1998/99, 2001/02, 2002/03 and 2007/08 campaigns.
The overnight lead has changed hands 18 times this term, with Leicester City taking the No 1 spot on four occasions, more than anyone else.
The unusual frequency of these changes can be partly attributed to the scheduling of this season's fixtures, as more matches are played across different days for fans to watch at home during COVID-19 restrictions.
|12 Sep||Arsenal||28 Nov||Liverpool|
|19 Sep||Everton||29 Nov||Spurs|
|20 Sep||Leicester||5 Dec||Chelsea|
|26 Sep||Everton||6 Dec||Spurs|
|27 Sep||Leicester||16 Dec||Liverpool|
|3 Oct||Everton||12 Jan||Man Utd|
|31 Oct||Liverpool||19 Jan||Leicester|
|6 Nov||Southampton||20 Jan||Man Utd|
|8 Nov||Leicester||26 Jan||Man City|
Nevertheless, the variety of teams going for top spot is a factor, too, and has added spice to one of the most intriguing title races in the competition's history.
And now they have added their name to the roster, Man City will be hoping to hang on for longer than their predecessors.