Season Preview: Manchester City Wants Back-to-Back Championships

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Isn’t it convenient that the Manchester City preview follows Liverpool’s? It is like the alphabet knew that these two teams would go one and two in the English Premier League. Honestly, it’s probably just a coincidence.

Manchester City enjoyed a late league championship after seeing Liverpool lose the lead in two of the last three games. Manchester City had an outside chance of winning the league and was aided by the late collapse of Liverpool. All City had to do was keep winning and that is exactly was occurred. City will look to win the league three times out of the last four years and hopefully for their sake, it ends in a different fashion than last season.

Manchester City has not really been too active in the 2014 Summer Transfer Window but honestly, City does not need to add or get rid of anybody. Manchester City is insanely deep and it will take more than one article to talk about all the star players on the team. The only signing City completed was for Willy Caballero, a goalkeeper that will challenge Joe Hart for the starting role.

City will look to re-sign Edin Dzeko, who will be the key player for Manuel Pellegrini’s team. The defense is completely stacked with Micah Richards, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta and many others. The midfield has the likes of Samir Nasri, Fernandinho, David Silva, Yaya Toure and Jesus Navas. The attacking core is completely infallible with Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Steven Jovetic. Pellegrini has more than enough help along with a hefty financial backing from one of the richest businessmen in the United Arab Emirates.

All the pieces allow Manchester City to become the early favorites to take the league and I must say that I am also convinced. Despite not making a splash in the transfer window, Manchester City has a set of core players that are invaluable to Pellegrini and that loyalty will allow City to take the league this season for the third time in history.

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