Treble-winners Manchester City will once again be the team to beat in 2023/24 as the club bid to become champions of England for the 10th time.
Seven of those nine titles have been in the Premier League era, and Pep Guardiola is looking to continue his dominance by lifting his sixth Premier League title in seven years.
We’ve taken a look at Manchester City’s chances heading into the new campaign…
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Captain: Kyle Walker
Top league scorer last season: Erling Haaland – 36
Last season’s position: 1st
Manchester City’s domestic dominance continued in 2022/23 as they lifted the Premier League title once again, along with the FA Cup.
By defeating Inter Milan to win the Champions League, Pep Guardiola also finally lifted the trophy that had eluded him in Manchester until that point.
Last season showed that Guardiola is always looking to evolve tactically to improve his teams, and changes were made that probably weren’t deemed necessary at the time from the outside.
But all of his decisions paid dividends. John Stones was converted into a midfielder for the second half of the season, inverted full backs were used to conjure up an extra man in midfield and centre-half Manuel Akanji thrived at left-back after the surprise decision to send Joao Cancelo on loan to Bayern Munich.
The main difference last year, however, was the signing of Erling Haaland. The Norwegian superstar arrived as City’s solution to their number nine problem and his first season was an extraordinary one, as he netted 52 times in all competitions.
It is a daunting prospect for City’s rivals to attempt to overhaul the champions this season.
Having said that, Arsenal have strengthened significantly, Liverpool have addressed their midfield issues and Man Utd should be set for a good season if they can sign a new striker.
The Citizens have also lost Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona and Riyad Mahrez to the wealth of the Saudi Pro League, while doubts remain over the futures of Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva.
Mateo Kovacic has joined from Chelsea to fill the gap left by Gundogan, while highly-rated defender Josko Gvardiol has also arrived from RB Leipzig for a hefty transfer fee.
Following a treble-winning season won’t be easy, but the man at the helm will leave no stone unturned to attempt to improve on last season.
Two defeats and two draws from their opening 13 fixtures leave Guardiola's men second, trailing early leaders Arsenal by one point.
Odds correct at time of publishing and subject to change.