Read our comprehensive guide to Manchester City's coming campaign including their big fixtures, latest transfer news and big questions to answer this season.
Man City's biggest games
- Tottenham (H) August 17
- Liverpool (A) November 9
- Chelsea (H) November 23
- Man Utd (H) December 7
- Arsenal (A) December 14
- Tottenham (A) February 1
- Arsenal (H) February 29
- Man Utd (A) March 7
- Chelsea (A) March 21
- Liverpool (H) April 4
Last season at a glance
Last team standing after an epic slugfest with Liverpool saw them win back-to-back titles thanks to a jaw-dropping 14 wins on the bounce. Add character to the skill, pace and fluidity already flowing through this team and they'll again be the ones to beat, and if Liverpool can't replicate their heroics they'll run away with a third straight title.
2019/20 objectives - Taste European glory
Much like Theresa May, Pep Guardiola's time at Man City will be defined by how he handles Europe - as even if they continue their domestic dominance there'll always be that nagging space in the trophy cabinet. City fans may not get on with the Champions League, but the club's owners and their manger crave it - Guardiola is a coach of a lifetime, but questions will always be asked if he fails to conquer Europe without Lionel Messi. And don't for one second think he doesn't know that.
City have more than enough star players to challenge for both the Premier League and Champions League, but there was a definite slowing down late last term as they scrapped for every one of those last few wins, so maybe the domestic cups should take a back seat next term?
Remains to be seen if they miss Vincent Kompany's leadership but there are enough big names in that dressing room now to take up the mantle. Summer transfers have again been excellent, with Rodri looking like a ready-made replacement for Fernandinho and Joao Cancelo adding even more quality at full-back.
Star Man - Kevin De Bruyne
They won the treble with the Belgian missing a host of games through injury, but he's just class personified and any extra games they get from him next season will be a boost. If he's at his best and plays a full season then City may well get over that 100-point mark again.
Passing, shooting, vision, De Bruyne has the lot, with either foot, and he's one of few players that can produces passes, through-balls and long-range low crosses that other players couldn't even see, let alone execute.
Manchester City special bets
- 8/1 Win Premier League & Champions League
- 9/1 Win Champions League & Man Utd finish outside top 4
- 10/1 Get 100+ Premier League points
- 28/1 Win the Premier League, FA Cup & League Cup
- 33/1 Go unbeaten in the Premier League
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Man City's major transfer activity
Ins: Rodrigo (Atletico Madrid) £68.2m; Angelino (PSV) £5.3m, Joao Cancelo (Juventus) £60m
Outs: Vincent Kompany (Amderlecht); Arijanet Muric (Nottingham Forest), Danilo (Juventus) £34.1m
Man City squad 2019/20
1. Claudio Bravo 2. Kyle Walker 3. Danilo 5. John Stones 7. Raheem Sterling 8. İlkay Gündoğan 9. Gabriel Jesus 10. Sergio Agüero 11. Oleksandr Zinchenko 14. Aymeric Laporte 15. Eliaquim Mangala 16. Rodri 17. Kevin De Bruyne 18. Fabian Delph 19. Leroy Sané 20. Bernardo Silva 21. David Silva 22. Benjamin Mendy 25. Fernandinho 26. Riyad Mahrez 30. Nicolás Otamendi 31. Ederson 32. Daniel Grimshaw 34. Philippe Sandler 47. Phil Foden TBC Angelino
Manager: Pep Guardiola
We've run out of superlatives for Guardiola after he guided his side to successive titles, especially with THAT finish of 14 straight wins. At one stage he looked close to conceding the title but they way he got his side revved up for that pivotal win over Liverpool just illustrated his pure passion is as much a part of him as his tactical nous.
Europe remains the one blot in his copybook and he'll have a burning desire to put that right this season, but he may have to sacrifice the domestic cups to achieve that particular goal. He never stops coaching, whether it's 1-0 or 7-0 he's always draining every last drop out of his teams, and he's well on the way to being a world great.
City's third kit is, well, interesting shall we say?
Major Man City news
- City need Champions League glory
- Guardiola confirms defender interest
- Laporte ready to fight for place
- Kompany sets Euro target
- Man City transfer focus