City's mega-spending is a one-off, insists Guardiola

City's mega-spending is a one-off, insists Guardiola

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Manchester City are most people's favourites for the Premier League title, but their first season under Pep Guardiola was a curious affair. Their run-in is the easiest of the Premier League teams, with the Toffees facing bottom-half teams in four of their final five matches.

"It's very hard when you see the spending of some clubs in the summer, Manchester United of course and Chelsea who will be right up there". I think it will be a draw.

"There are some transfers that have gone ahead so far that are so above our levels you nearly have to disregard them". Leicester City that had constant brushes with relegation came into the 2016-17 season as defending champions. Our fans really get behind us and they're going to step it up even more because they know we need them even more. "We are lucky because would be more expensive now". Perhaps we've got to ensure that all our players give their all and hope that City are off-colour, but it can happen that way. The odds are against us staying up.

"So yes we'll look at as many good experiences as we can do, and that's for the whole of the season, not just the start".

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Craig Burley feels Pep Guardiola's back may be against the wall if he does not win any trophies with Man City this season.

Benjamin Mendy is one of the three new centre-backs signed by Pep Guardiola this summer. I assure you that. In the last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full-backs.

Bills deal Watkins, get Matthews
Let's start with Matthews, who heads to a Buffalo team that has a lot of nice pieces but the mix doesn't feel settled. Simply having Watkins on the field should make the game easier for Goff and the other receivers. "I don't know.

"City have the squad, all the players, if he can not get the team over the line serious questions will be asked".

City certainly haven't let up in the transfer window with numerous players going in and out of the Etihad Stadium in the summer months, with a number of familiar faces been replaced by a new roster of new faces.

On the domestic front, Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku in a deal that could amount to B£90million while Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton have also paid some big fees.

Like last season, there is still a bit of uncertainty in defence, especially when Vincent Kompany is not there, as we've seen some improvements after his return at the end of last season.

"That is why the club was clever to do that because we anticipated what we needed and we tried to do our best, not just for next season but the future".

Guardiola added: "So being favourites this season means nothing".

"Last season we were [favourites] too and we finished 15 points behind", Guardiola said. Every game is complicated. "It will not be easy but we travel to win the game".

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