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Premier League Season Preview 2019-20

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Manchester City

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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – MAY 12: Manchester City players celebrate with the Premier League Trophy after winning the title during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City at American Express Community Stadium on May 12, 2019, in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Manchester City are the Premier League title holders and probably the number one favorites to win the trophy at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

The Citizens will be looking to become only the second English side in history (alongside their cross-town rivals United) with three successive Premier League crowns.

They finished the last season in excellent fashion, winning 19 of the last 20 league games, a run which was definitely vital for the final outcome.

Ins and outs

Pep Guardiola will have the same squad which broke quite a few records in top-flight English football during the previous two campaigns available for the following season.

It will even be strengthened with the additions of Spanish midfielder Rodrigo from Atletico Madrid and Portuguese right-back Joao Cancelo from Juventus.

Their biggest loss is the departure of Vincent Kompany who returned to his boyhood club Anderlecht as a player-manager. Danilo also left the Etihad, as a part of the Joao Cancelo transfer deal with the Bianconeri.

Most important players

When it comes to Manchester City, you simply cannot pick only three players as most important for team.

Naturally, Sergio Aguero is the leader of the Citizen’s attacking line, while Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva were City’s best players of the last two campaigns.

However, David Silva, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling will also be of great importance to Pep Guardiola’s side.

Our prediction

We are expecting to see City lifting the Premier League for the third time in a row. They have the best first-team, the most complete squad and the fear factor, which is always quite important in the Premier League.