Manchester City are now often that team that attracts the top names in world football.
Not just because of the players and quality that they possess, but also the financial backing that they have.
This has caused success and an FA Cup and Premier League title to show for it, as well as quality players including Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and David Silva, who are capable of taking any team apart.
This has been proven this season as they are the league's top goalscoring team with 21 scored in nine games. A league position of seventh, however, does not reflect this impressive stat.
Manuel Pellegrini was unable to strengthen his defence properly in the summer transfer window and with their best defender on the sidelines they have had to reshuffle the defence.
Vincent Kompany is one of the best in the world for defensive duties and his presence has been missed at the Eithad Stadium.
Mistakes from Joe Hart and defensive slip-ups have resulted in 11 goals being conceded - Premier League new boys Hull City, meanwhile, only conceding 10.
This shows that this department needs improving and although there is depth in attacking options, the void left by Kompany in recent weeks has not been filled.
Although it has been a massive step up in recent years for Manchester City, and with Champions League football becoming consistent, more trophies are surely on their way.
However, the defence needs revamping before fans can look forward to making the most of their attacking credentials.
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