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Where will Kevin De Bruyne fit in at Manchester City?

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With Belgium's fixtures for this international break having drawn to a close their players will be looking towards their respective domestic fixtures this weekend.

For star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne this means a fresh start after he completed his move to Manchester City in the closing stages of the transfer window.

The former Wolfsburg man was the final purchase in what was a rather expensive summer for City as they made several star additions to increase their chances of regaining the Premier League crown they lost to Chelsea.

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Pellegrini's men have made an impressive start to the season, winning all four of their games, scoring 10 goals and keeping four consecutive clean sheets in the process.

With the team performing to such a high standard what does this mean for De Bruyne's place in the team - will he be starting on the bench?

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Will Jesus Navas be sacrificed?

An obvious candidate to be removed from the side to accommodate De Bruyne would surely be Navas, the flying Spaniard possesses a minimal goal threat and often lets City down offensively with a poor first touch or an inaccurate final ball.

Raheem Sterling will surely not lose his place because of his exciting performances thus far in a City shirt and his sizeable price tag will surely also help justify his role in the side - money does a lot of talking in football these days.

De Bruyne's inclusion could see Sterling shifted back out to the right hand side, a position which he played in regularly at Liverpool when they came close to winning the league title, he will surely be comfortable slotting back into that role once again.

David Silva has been moved back into the centre so far this season but he could find himself pushed back out onto the left leaving De Bruyne to fill in centrally where he has been so effective during his time in the Bundesliga.

He recorded 10 goals and 21 assists from this position last season and it is obvious that it is the position where he thrives most and he could prove to be an offensive catalyst for City in this role.

As for Silva, he is just as useful drifting in from the left hand side, proving a nightmare for full backs and finding space when he moves centrally and when Silva finds space that's when the defending team worries - he is a magician.

A perfect attacking midfield trio?

It seems City may have had an idea when signing De Bruyne and he could be the final piece in what is looking like a talented offensive midfield puzzle.

Silva's creativity from the left, De Bruyne's goal prowess in the middle and Sterling's pace and dribbling ability from the right sound like a frightening prospect to me.

Whether it functions as it should is yet to be seen, but on paper it looks like a formula that could possibly ooze success, watch out Premier League challengers because Manchester City mean business.

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