Unsatisfied with recording the two highest points totals in back-to-back seasons, Manchester City boast a relentless winning mentality that seems near-impossible to halt.
Pep Guardiola will expect perfection once again. It felt Pep Guardiola had made the most competitive league in the world look ridiculously easy.
But how are City really shaping up ahead of the new campaign?
1st. Ninety eight points. Ninety eight. Yet there’s still room for improvement.
Remarkably, City lost four games in the season – including three in December – while Liverpool recorded just one defeat all year… at the Etihad.
Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero led the charge in terms of goals and assists, but the supporting cast of Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva among others all chipped in with healthy goal tallies to nudge City over the line.
But Champions league is still on count.
As long as Pep is manager, Manchester City fans are wildly optimistic. Still in the hope that City can win the league for the third season in a row and carved their league’s reputation.
De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva were left behind from our last two title-winning seasons. De Bruyne’s return puts City in comfortable play. At times, it can genuinely look as if he’s playing a different sport to everyone else. And Foden is just too good not to get more game time this season. Keep an eye out, too, for Eric García given our troubles at centre-half – which is the one gaping hole in an otherwise incredibly well-assembled squad.
- Rodri – £62,800,000
- Vincent Kompany – free transfer
- Fabian Delph – £10,000,000
- Douglas Luiz – £15,000,000
Predicated league finish
Hope, top of the table again. A little scared with the Reds (Liverpool).