The five fixtures that will define Man City’s season

Manchester City will begin the season having spent at least £90m on new players, and it’s only June. Pep Guardiola has had his first taste of English football and that saw him finish third in the league with no silverware to show for the first time in his career.

Manchester City dropped many unnecessary points last season, which could be blamed on the likes of a lack of quality, poor tactics or individual errors.

City have already dipped into the transfer market, spending big on Benfica shot stopper Edison to sure up the defence after the signing of Claudio Bravo had not been as successful as Guardiola would have hoped.

The investments have already made are a clear sign of intent for City, and that is to win the Premier League and Champions League.

But here are the defining games that could make or break Manchester City’s season…