They missed their duration last year and they could not stay alive into claiming of the title till the end.
Clearly improved compared to previous years, the desire of all around the club is – what else? – The title.
Among the most important friendly matches they played , they lost to New York (1-0) and Monaco (1-0), won Benfica (5-1) easily.
At transfer market they made great moves by spending more than 60 million pounds (totally) to obtain Sanchez (Barcelona), Debuchy (Newcastle), Chambers (Southampton), Ospina (Nice) and they look more completed than ever. From the key players, only the left-back defender Sagna left while they sold their backup defender Vermaelen to Barcelona for over 15 million pounds, who had not basic position last year.
Concerning about the first eleven, on the right side, Debuchy and Sanchez will probably be the first selected. Sanogo will be in the attacking line, since Giroud is still not ready.
Manchester City news:
The first year of Pellegrini in England was a dream as it was combined with the Premier League’s title. Big target for this year, in addition to maintaining of acquired on the Island is to go as far as possible in the Champions League.
At Scotland’s and USA’s friendly matches, they won AC Milan 5-1 and draw 2-2 to Liverpool and Olympiakos, talking about the most important of them.
They obtained midfielder Fernando from Porto for 12 million pounds and goalkeeper Caballero (Malaga) for 6 million pounds, while Sagna came for free from Arsenal. They also grabbed Lampard on loan from New York, formerly captain of Chelsea. They kept all key players, but they may possibly do 1 or 2 transfers until the end of the transfer market.
It is a risk to attempt to write down the possible lineup.. However, Stevan Jovetic did an excellent preparation and he will probably be on the top of the attacking line.