Gabriel Jesus hopes competition with Sergio Aguero will benefit Man City

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However, City, who start their Premier League campaign at promoted Brighton on Saturday, always meant to give Guardiola time to reload and a pre-season spree has put him in position to get it right this time.

Ederson is now expected to step in as Pep Guardiola's first-choice 'keeper at City following Claudio Bravo's underwhelming debut season, for which he was widely criticised by fans and pundits alike. That said, here are three reasons Man City should be considered title favorites. We try to make a good build-up, try to do high pressing, monopolise the ball, move the team through the ball, attack outside and inside.

"It shows a real intent to want to be the best they can, win the title and ultimately of course it's about the Champions League as well". Ederson made 27 appearances in the Portuguese League and only conceded 12 goals.

Guardiola can't count on Benjamin Mendy who has troubles with thigh, while Ilkay Gundogan is still not 100% ready.

Brighton secured a return to the top flight of English football last season after 25 years of absence, and they're starting it with one of the most hard fixtures of the season. Mendy and Walker's numbers are similar when they are attacking, as Mendy averages 1.5 dribbles and 1 key pass per game, while Walker averages 1.1 dribbles and 1.2 key passes per game.

Asked about extra pressure, he added: "It's the same pressure as I had last season. The group of players this season are going to stay here for a long time".

But during a press conference on Friday ahead of their season's opener, Guardiola said: "Last season we were favourites too and we finished 15 points behind".

The Seagulls were impressive in the first three friendly games scoring 11 and conceding none, but then failed to beat Norwich City and Girona, and, unsurprisingly, lost to Atletico Madrid in their last test before Manchester City.

"I heard yesterday or today, Choupo-Moting also came to England".

City players also have had another season and preseason to work on and adapt to life under Pep and adjust to his tactics.

Brighton could be the 31st different team that Sergio Aguero has faced in the Premier League.

From goalkeeper to forwards Manchester City have the best squad in England, as some of their backups could start for a top six side in England. A starting eleven filled with experience and youth, with prolific players who can create a goal at any time, City will be the most exciting team to watch in the Premier League as well as the most likely to win the League.

Everybody knows that Guardiola's game big time depends on full backs so it's no wonder that City spent nearly £150m on Kyle Walker, Benjamind Mendy and Danilo, while other two signings are potent midfielder Bernardo Silva and Primeira Liga's best goalkeeper Ederson.

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