Man City Expected XI: This 3-5-2 should destroy Brighton

Man City Expected XI: This 3-5-2 should destroy Brighton

Man City Expected XI: This 3-5-2 should destroy Brighton

I'd be shocked if City didn't win the league this year.

Brighton will want to make a strong impression in their first Premier League game this season, but with Manchester City as opponents, it will be an uphill task.

"Last season, in City's 4-2 defeat at Leicester, everyone was wondering what he was doing, playing up on the halfway line against Jamie Vardy - Guardiola is supposed to be the best manager in the world".

As well as that, City have gone another step further with the signings of Monaco duo Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy who cost over £50m.

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No wonder Guardiola was so relieved at the start of his second season in charge.

"We saw how hard it was for him to get used to losing, it was an unknown territory for him, not easy to deal with, he dealt with it in a certain way, so I go with Man City". So it is so complicated.

"The first game especially with the newly promoted, when they have the fans, no pressure is always hard".

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Brighton, though, was successfully repelling City's potent strike force until a costly lapse.

In spite of City's lavish summer spending, which has seen the club surpass the £220m barrier, Guardiola anticipates a tough start for the new season.

"We need something more, a little something extra" - Pep Guardiola, after the West Ham friendly. We bought three and the market is so demanding for all the teams, not just City.

"The season is going to be long, but today was an improvement on what we did last season". The Portugal global is also the kind of versatile, fleet-footed player Pep Guardiola has made his name creating teams around.

After finishing a disappointing 15 points behind champions Chelsea last term, City embarked on a spending spree to freshen up their squad.

Guardiola, though, is cautious.

Arsenal will finish in sixth place in the Premier League table this season, according to Paul Merson. "These two guys have goals in their blood, they live for that, but to score goals we have to try to create".

City kick-start their campaign at the South-East away to new-comers Brighton & Hove Albion. It was a loss to City in May 1983 that sent Brighton tumbling out of the old first division. "One good thing is that there is a very disappointed changing room in there, which shows that it means something to them, and it shows that they know that for 70 minutes, we were very much in the game".

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