Couldn't find at 2018/19 thread. Mods feel free to move it to the relevant thread. Anyway... Been arguing with a friend about the title race in the upcoming season. The general consensus is that City are favourites whilst I agree, My argument is that they are far from a perfect team despite what the 100 points suggest. They aren't nearly as good as the Bayern team from 15/16. That team would have got the 100 points and remain undefeated imo. They would have dealt easily with Liverpool's press by punting it long to either Muller or Lewa and instead of Sterling in those goal scoring positions against Utd it would have been Muller or Robben. The 100 points was in part due to the fact that the premier league is the least tactically astute of the top 4 leagues although the English media would have you believe otherwise. And tactically a lot of the managers were found wanting. By the time everyone found out that the only way to have a chance against them was press that shocking back line of theirs, the league was already sewn up. City can be beaten to the title this season. Their defense is about as good as ours (Liverpool) but because of how they manipulate the ball they concede fewer chances which limits the chances of us seeing the likes of Otamendi and Stones fully exposed. As long as you have the ball the opposition cannot hurt you, possession football 101. It's purely down to tactics and their manager that they achieved the success they did. Sterling, Sane, Aguero/Jesus are about as good as Sanchez,Martial, Lukaku or Mane, Firmino, Salah. They arent by far away the best team and can be beaten to the title if teams don't just go in there to sit back and hope for the best.