Training: City step up ahead of league opener

Sebastien Bassong celebrates his winner for Tottenham against Liverpool in 2009

Sebastien Bassong celebrates his winner for Tottenham against Liverpool in 2009

Mauricio Pochettino's side finished a lofty third past year, but Wright is expecting things to be a lot more hard for them this time around.

"Clearly, given the way they played last season, they look like the team to beat".

Defending champions City became the first side to reach 100 points in a Premier League campaign and finished last season 19 points above their closest rivals Manchester United.

"You also have to consider that Liverpool are City's Kryptonite".

The difference this season is that the Merseysiders have greater strength in depth with the addition of Fabinho and Naby Keita adding increased options in midfield.

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Wright has picked out Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal as his top-four prediction in the league.

The pressure will be on in Mourinho's third season at the club - it pains United fans to see their club trailing City and the prospect of being overtaken by Liverpool would be arguably even more painful. After that, Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery must answer questions before Chelsea and Arsenal can be confident of overhauling a discordant United and a Spurs side investing only in a new home. "He's a top, top manager and it will be tough".

And EFL clubs have followed suit - meaning that the transfer window will close on August 9 at 5pm.

All in all, there's never been a better time to join BT Sport as it is set to be our biggest and best season yet.

Manchester City will have a new kit supplier from the 2019/20 season as part of a £50 million multi-club deal negotiated by parent company City Football Group.

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