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Who are Manchester City's best XI?

Saturday 1st September 2018

In terms of talent and squad depth, no Premier League club matches Manchester City. The Champions strut immense quality in every department. Pep Guardiola knows how to manage a squad but his dilemma in choosing his best XI is often glaring. With the perfect blend of squad and tactics, the entire Premier League [except for Liverpool] can be outwitted while the title is whisked away in broad daylight. But can he do it again? 

Antonio Conte's shortlived joy with his dogged, 3-4-3 offers a cautionary tale. Already, Wolves have been at the door. Well, Pep and City came to their door but Nuno Espirito Santo engineered a compelling draw at the Molineux. Guardiola's tiki-taka-based high pressing attack can be beaten. 

That said, champions don't fix what isn't broken. Pep's notoriously stubborn. In his debut season, he refused to compromise his methods and won't now. He tinkered to cover for injuries, however, and inserted new signings into his starting XI to increase its potency. Let's look at his current best XI.

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Kingsley is a football aficionado who craves to read, watch, play and write about the greatest team sport ever known to man. If you're talking football he'll be keen to listen to what you have to say. Loves to play Fantasy Football too.

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