Manchester City will go into another season as strong favourites to win the Premier League title and will be hoping to set a marker when they face Spurs tomorrow in the most fascinating clash of the weekend.
It won’t be an easy game as Spurs will have their own thoughts on being title contenders after some of the areas that they’ve strengthened in.
Let’s have a look at how Manchester City are likely to line up. We believe Guardiola could again heavily rotate and field a strong lineup with tippers suggesting Bernardo Silva to be on the bench once again. With a lot of fantasy leagues already underway this season, download one of these betting apps before the start of next season to predict the highest scoring Premier League XI much like the ongoing one.
Ederson – Goalkeeper
The Brazilian pinks himself really. He was the catalyst for the shift from Guardiola’s first season to his second season in charge as he initiates most of their attacks. He’ll have to have a better performance than the one he had in the Champions League quarter-final last season though.
Kyle Walker – Right-back
The England international has gone from strength to strength since his move to the Etihad and will be hoping for more of the same against his former side. He should start with Joao Cancelo breathing behind his neck.
John Stones – Centre-back
This could be a make or break season for John Stones as he can longer be deputizing for Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Ottamendi. It’s time that he cuts the errors off his game and comes good for the whole season.
Aymeric Laporte – Centre-back
Another player who struggled in this fixture last season in the Champions League, Laporte has been a revelation since his move to City. He’ll be expected to being his usual calm and composed self tomorrow.
Oleksandr Zinchenko – Left-back
A lot of credit must be given to the Ukranian, who has gone from being a place-holder to a reliable starter on that left-side. He’s extremely tidy on the ball and has developed his game immensely since Guardiola started using him there.
Rodri – Holding midfielder
The Spaniard has had a few shaky encounters in the Premier League so far but it hasn’t cost City anything yet. Spurs will be targeting him and he’ll have to be completely focused on dictating the game.
Kevin De Bruyne – Attacking midfielder
The Belgian looks like he’s back to his best and will be hoping that he can stay injury-free this season. There’s no doubt that he’ll be one of City’s biggest offensive threats and will give them a lot of energy in midfield.
David Silva – Attacking midfielder
He always attracts the most attention from the opposition and that’ll be the case on Saturday as well. He’ll be looking to link up with all the other players around him and open up Spurs.
Raheem Sterling – Left-wing
He can’t do a lot more as Raheem Sterling is a superstar in his own right now. He’s coming off the back off a hat-trick and you wouldn’t count him out of getting another one tomorrow.
Riyad Mahrez – Right-wing
Leroy Sane’s injury guarantees more playing time to Riyad Mahrez and he’s not looking to waste this opportunity as he was involved in the build-up to every goal that City scored against West Ham.
Sergio Aguero – Centre-forward
It might be a little unfair on Gabriel Jesus but Sergio Aguero is the man for the big games. His record at the Etihad is impeccable and he’ll be hoping to put a few past Spurs.
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