Brighton bank on surprise factor to upset City

“In the next few years City will buy one, two, maybe three players”.

With Man City spending around £202m on first team players and an astonishing £159m spent exclusively on defenders and goalkeepers, it would appear that Pep Guardiola finally has the right back line and goalie at City.

Guardiola has recruited goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica for around £35m while also bringing in Kyle Walker for a record breaking £50m.

Pep Guardiola claims there will be no immediate repeat of this summer’s lavish spending at Manchester City.

“We had one of oldest teams in Europe and had not bought a fullback for years”. “The current players are young and will stay for the future”.

“In the last three games we have scored ten goals against top teams and conceded just one”. If John Stones can develop more this season under Guardiola, and Kompany can avoid long term injuries, then City may have a more consistent defense for the upcoming season compared to last season.

Guardiola said, as quoted by City’s website: “No [Mendy and Gundogan are not fit]”.

“The club was clever like that because we anticipated what we needed”. He’s a player who knows how to make key passes and I’m obviously very excited because I know how these kind of players can decide games and help you towards achieving great things.

City open their Premier League campaign on Saturday with a trip to newly-promoted Brighton. I was confident last season too.

Pep Guardiola has been known for his 4-3-3 possession dominant tactic at the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Man City last season, where the two full backs support and attack and the defensive midfielder covers for the two center backs.

“It’s the same pressure as I had last season“.

Brighton could find it hard to match England’s best sides and we definitely expect in-form Manchester City to win the game at Amex. I’m honest in my job. I feel the same pressure as Barcelona when I arrived.

The Citizens have been Premier League champions twice in the last seven seasons and with Pep Guardiola still on the bench enter this season with the biggest favorites, alongside Chelsea, for picking up the trophy. The first four, five, six games are so complicated, especially away.