It’s time to do it all over again! Manchester City begin their second season with the great Pep Guardiola in charge today with a visit to the south coast, where they face newly-promoted Brighton.
The Blues have been impressive in pre-season but history has taught us that friendlies mean nothing once the real football starts, and that is today, with Pep’s fresher and younger squad up against a side that should be highly motivated having arrived in the Premier League.
Michael Oliver is today’s referee and here are the sides selected by Guardiola and his counterpart Chris Hughton:
Brighton XI: Ryan, Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Suttner, Brown, Propper, Stephens, March, Gross, Hemed
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Stones, Danilo, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, David Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Aguero
Today’s match can be viewed on BT Sport 1 in the UK. A full list of TV coverage from around the world can be found here.
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