Season Prospects – Manchester City


The 2014/2015 Premier League season was a trophy-less season for the blue side of Manchester and was often reported as a poor season. Second in the Premier League, knocked out of the Champions League in the last 16, in my eyes isn’t a bad result, but for the owners who are investing serious money into the club wanted to see more and I firmly believe we will be seeing more from Manchester City this season. Manuel Pellegrini and the owners have already been eyeing up various big transfers to the club, such as Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling and numerous others.

This season it is likely that there will be a few new faces at the Etihad and Manchester City will definitely be pushing for that top spot and will look to improve on their last 16 placing in the Champions League. This season they will look to kill off games, mainly those bigger games that they lost to the likes of Manchester United, which deemed crucial in the title chase.

STAR MAN – Sergio Aguero (13.0m)

Surprise, surprise, Sergio Aguero, in our eyes will be the star man of the Manchester City squad. The Argentinian may have lost the Copa America final this summer, but if he can repeat some of the performances of last season, then Manchester City will definitely be battling at the top of the league and Aguero will once again be battling again for the Golden Boot. Last year it was a three horse race for the Golden Boot, between Aguero, Costa and Kane. This was until the end of the season, were Aguero broke away and ended the season on 26 goals, whilst Kane and Costa finished on 21 and 20 respectively.

One concern for all fantasy football managers is that Aguero is somewhat injury prone, but if he can stay fit for the whole season he could easily push for 30 goals, especially if the likes of Pogba and Sterling come into the team to create the Argentinian a few more chances.

HIDDEN GEM – Equalim Mangala (5.5m)

Last season saw Manchester City grab Managala from under Chelsea’s nose, for a small fee thought to be around £32m. The 2014/2015 season saw Mangala struggle to adapt to the Premier League, which wasn’t helped with the constant injuries of Kompany, meaning his defensive partner was often changing. This season could see Frenchman finally get to grip with the Premier League and if Kompany can keep fit, then they may be a force to be reckoned with. Last season Mangala helped Manchester City keep 12 clean sheets, and he will look to increase this in the up and coming season.

By FPL Fantasy Talk.



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