2015/2016 Prediction: 2nd
2014/2015 Season – 2nd
Manchester City were a huge disappointment in the Premier League last season. They struggled at time to win game and were largely out-classed by Arsenal who finished 3rd. Gladly for City, they were able to just clinch 2nd place. Manuel Pellegrini came under fire late on in his 2nd year at Manchester City but was somehow able to avoid the ax and will continue to his 3rd year.
Key Player – Sergio Aguero
2015/2016 Season – 3rd Place
Manchester City have added Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph from Liverpool and Aston Villa respectively as homegrown talents for the 2015/2016 season. However, Sergio Aguero will still be key if Manchester City want to challenge for the title again. However again, Chelsea and now Arsenal will prove to be too strong for the City of Manchester. I believe the Champions will once again retain their title with the ability of Mourinho and players such as Costa, Fabregas and Hazard to name a few. Arsenal almost clinches 2nd place if they had not started so poorly, however I believe this season they will. Arsenal are very close to being a title contending especially after recent links with Benzema, Reus and even Pogba. I believe they will be too much to handle for The Blues. Arsene Wenger almost had a new tactic compared to previous seasons at Arsenal, the ‘new’ Arsenal play quick, attacking productive football. In order to truly compete with Chelsea, Manchester City would need a quality CB and CM. Sergio Ramos is rumored to be unhappy at Real Madrid he would be the perfect player to partner Kompany in the heart of the City defense. With Paul Pogba looking likely he will leave Juventus, the perfect place to go would be Manchester City. He could partner and learn from Toure, arguably the best CM in the world. Eventually in the near future he could also replace the 32 year old Ivorian… With these factors in mind, I believe Arsenal will finally gain 2nd place this season.