The Premier League top six's B teams after Jose Mourinho sparks the debate

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Jose Mourinho sparked serious debate with his comments on Manchester City this weekend.

The Portuguese manager was making his debut as a Sky Sports pundit during the Manchester United and Chelsea clash, giving fans an opportunity to hear his expert analysis on live television.

And when he wasn't slagging off Luke Shaw and giving Frank Lampard cause for rebuttal, Mourinho was waxing lyrical about the Manchester City team that humbled him at United.

Guiding the Red Devils to second place during the 2017-18 season is looking more impressive than ever, but even the man himself will admit that City were simply in a league of their own.

In fact, Mourinho felt so strongly about it that, when asked which teams could realistically win the Premier League season, he named City's B team as genuine silverware contenders.

Man City's B team?

Mourinho replied: “Four. Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool and the City B team. When I looked at the bench, the players not involved, I think even the B team could fight for the title.”

When you look at what Pep Guardiola's B team actually entails, then it isn't a stretch to suggest it could outperform the first-teams at Arsenal, Chelsea and Mourinho's former United side.

However, the aforementioned comments got one football fan thinking on Reddit and they decided to set aside some time to construct the B teams for every member of the 'top six.'

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Top six B teams

Imagining that each club had every single player at their disposal, regardless of injuries and suspensions, they drew up the best possible side without the strongest starting XI.

The idea seemed to resonate with plenty of supporters because it's attracted hundreds of comments, almost 1,000 up-votes and no shortage of debate.

So, without further ado, enjoy a walk through of Arsenal, City, United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs' B teams and decide which of them you think is the strongest.

Manchester City

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Liverpool

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Chelsea

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Tottenham

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Arsenal

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Manchester United

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There's plenty of strength in depth across the Premier League's biggest clubs, although we're inclined to give the accolade to City with the likes of Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez starring.

Liverpool are also looking pretty strong, but James Milner at left-back and Dejan Lovren leading the defence certainly aren't ideal, and neither is Rhian Brewster's lack of experience.

United arguably have the weakest second-string outfit, but it would all come down to whether James Garner and Mason Greenwood could sufficiently cope with such a dramatic promotion.

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Anyhow, one thing is for sure and if B teams truly did play in the Premier League, the quality would still be incredibly high and it would make for some thrilling clashes.

Which Premier League club do you think has the best B team? Have your say in the comments section below.

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