Without any doubt, Manchester City has been the most consistent and dominant team in the last 5 years. In this span, they have conquered 4 EPL Titles. This is absolute dominance. This year also City has undergone a solid start and if the phrase “Morning shows the day” is appropriate then undoubtedly City will surely be a prime contender for the title this season too.
In the last few years, we observed that Manchester City had always been in the title race. Surely this dominance was achieved after Pep Guardiola was appointed the Coach of Manchester City. His critics previously used to criticize commenting that his playing style would be a huge failure in a competitive league like EPL. His first season failure as the City Head Coach had triggered those speculations.
But after that, it is City’s domination in the EPL, all the way. Despite huge success in the Premier League, City’s major failure is not being able to win the Uefa Champions League title even for a single time under Pep. This year they will definitely want to turn the tide. For now, in this article, we will focus on Man City’s best lineup.
Manchester City Strongest Possible Line up
Ederson will be an automatic choice in the last line of defense. The defense line is the main concern with City. Kyle Walker suffered a minor injury and was out against Liverpool and the team dynamics was disturbed. He fits in the RB position. Ruben Dias and Cancelo are the best options for City in full back and Ake has been bright this season at Left back. Cancelo is a versatile player and Pep can use him anywhere around.
City Midfield is perhaps the strongest in EPL with many big names; Gundogan, Rodri, Mahrez, Foden, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva. And perhaps their X factor in this season has been Erling Haaland. He has been sensational so far and Pep Guardiola will want him to retain his form throughout the season. So, here is the strongest possible City lineup this season, according to Team Analystique:
Goal Keeper: Ederson.
Defence: Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Nathan Ake.
Midfield: Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri.
Forward: Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland, Phill Foden.
Manchester City possesses the quality and skill to go all the way in the Champions League as well as the EPL. Just the question lies on their Champions luck in the UCL against bigger teams. A bit of luck along with quality gameplay might make them unbeatable in the tournament!