Can Manchester City win the double this season?
By Guest writer, Mon 16 November 2015 09:54
Blues challenging on four fronts
Manchester City are one of English football’s modern day powerhouses and Manuel Pellegrini’s men will be confident of achieving plenty of success throughout the 2015-16 campaign. City are currently joint-top of the Premier League and look likely to advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League as winners of Group D.
In the Capital One Cup, City have breezed through the competition and are just one victory away from securing a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament. Ultimately, this could be the season where City compete on all four fronts but they will be more than happy with two trophies at the end of the campaign.
Pellegrini has assembled a strong, organised side at the Etihad Stadium and all of their incomings have been successful in the short term since moving to the club in the summer. The Chilean is incredibly intelligent and his tactical nous and experience of various divisions across the world will help City to balance their commitments across all four competitions.
In terms of the Premier League, they are one of the leading candidates for the title and will be quietly confident of their chances. In fact, many punters also believe they will cruise to the crown this year and plenty of people will back City in Coral’s Football Jackpot market. This market allows punters the opportunity to win a huge sum of money and you can keep updated on all of the latest Premier League news, odds and tips via their website.
City’s main issue will be injuries. In previous years, their title hopes have been seriously dented by injuries to key players and that could be the main problem once again. Sergio Aguero and David Silva have been sat on the sidelines throughout the early part of the season and Vincent Kompany always seems to pick up a knock or two as the business end of the season approaches.
If they can avoid serious injury problems, they will have a great chance of winning at least two trophies this season. The Champions League may be a little out of their reach, but the Premier League and one of the domestic cup competitions is certainly plausible. With Chelsea faltering, Manchester United failing to score and Liverpool in a transitional period under new manager Jurgen Klopp, there is plenty of opportunity to capitalise and win multiple trophies this season. Whether the Blues will get the job done or not, time will tell…