Manchester City can break Chelsea scoring record: Yaya Toure

Updated: Nov 26, 2013, 20:34 PM IST

London: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure believes that his side can break Chelsea`s record for the most goals scored in a Premier League season.

The Blues blitzed 103 on their way to the title in 2009-10 but, after Sunday`s 6-0 demolition of Tottenham took City`s total to 34 after just 12 games - 10 more than anyone else in the division - City are on track to surpass the achievements of Carlo Ancelotti`s side.

Asked by reporters if Manuel Pellegrini`s men could set a new record, Toure enthused: "I hope so. We have the strikers [to do it].

"The team is concentrated on attacking; it`s fantastic. When you win like we did against Tottenham, it`s fantastic. They are a serious contender in the Premier League this year."

City`s previous fixture before the international break was a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Sunderland, and the midfielder knows the value of getting back on track quickly and addressing their poor away record.

"It was a very important win," he remarked. "Our loss at Sunderland was hard to take. It`s always difficult when you lose a game like that.

"We want to regain the Premier League title. We knew it would be difficult and if we are to stand a chance of doing that we have to win away from home.

"We are trying to find a balance. At home, we are prolific. Away, it`s more difficult. Either the referee is not fine or the fans or the opponents are making it really hard [but] that`s part of football. That`s the Premier League.

"We have to start winning away from home. It`s not just the big teams who are the problem. It`s the normal teams. The manager is working on finding the right balance."