They’ve spent a lot of money this transfer window, but is Manchester City’s starting 11 good enough to win the Premier League?
Goalkeeper: Joe Hart – England
Inconsistent, but when he’s on his day he is the best in the world.
Acrobatic between the sticks, Joe Hart has been the obvious choice for goalkeeper, and this should carry on, despite some critics believing he is unreliable. He is still a fantastic goalkeeper though, and if he can cut out the mistakes he can be the best.
Right-back: Pablo Zabaleta - Argentina
Confident at the back and will cause defences trouble all day with overlaps, Zabaleta is possibly City’s most consistent player.
With a fantastic cross on him, Zabaleta was voted City’s player of the season last year, and he definitely deserves it if you ask me. A player you can always rely on, Pablo Zabaleta is top class.
Centre-Back: Vincent Kompany – Belgium
Possibly the best centre-back in the world, Vincent Kompany is rock solid.
Known for his last ditch blocks and crunching tackles, Kompany is one of the first names on Manchester City’s team sheet. Wanted by Barcelona, Kompany is a fan favourite at the Etihad Arena, and will be for as long he wears the light blue of City.
Centre-back: Matija Nastasic - Serbia
With competition from Joleon Lescott, Matija Nastasic may not always get a game, but when he plays he shows you how promising he is.
At only 20, Nastasic is one for the future, he has moments of brilliance, but also suffers lapses in focus; if the Serbian can concentrate for longer spells he can be fantastic.
Left-back: Gael Clichy - France
Quality going forward, but unreliable at the back, Gael Clichy is in my opinion one of City’s weakest players.
He does though support the winger well and is always a willing runner, despite this he must focus on his defensive game if he is going to improve.
Holding-midfield: Fernandinho – Brazil
Signed this season from Shakhtar Donetsk for £34million, but many believe City have over paid, but I don’t think they have.
Wonderful on the ball, Fernandinho rarely gives the ball away, and should complement his midfield partner Yaya Toure perfectly.
Holding-midfielder: Yaya Toure – Ivory Coast
The 30-year-old loves to run with the ball, and causes defences havoc with driving runs from deep.
Top class on the ball and off the ball, Toure rarely shy’s out of a challenge. One of City’s most important player’s, the Ivory Coast player has an important season ahead.
Right-wing: Jesus Navas – Spain
With bags of pace and a wonderful cross, Navas should fit perfectly into the Premier League.
Signed from Sevilla this season, Navas causes problem’s when he plays and City will hope he continues to do so in the coming season.
Left-wing: David Silva – Spain
Primarily an attacking midfielder, I prefer David Silva on the wing.
Just one of the many top class Spanish exports in the Premier League, Silva is in my opinion on his day the best player in the Premier League. He can pick out passes no one else can, cut through teams with his dribbling and get on the score-sheet, Silva is hugely important for City.
Support striker: Sergio Aguero – Argentina
Not a prolific goal scorer, but a fantastic passer and dribbler, I believe that Sergio Aguero would be perfect in the hole.
With only eight goals last season, I believe that is not enough for a lone striker, he should therefore play as a support striker, and he can still grab a goal here and there.
Striker: Alvaro Negredo – Spain
Suiting City’s play perfectly, Negredo loves the ball played into the box, and with Navas and Silva down the wings he will most certainly get that.
Tall, strong and fantastic in the air, Negredo should cause Premier League defences trouble throughout the season.
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