Heart Of Football

Sea of change at stable City's title rivals

Three of the four Premier League clubs playing this evening have had such monumental upheavals that it will take a year, not just the opening game, to appraise.

The one exception, Manchester City, really didn't have to change a thing after outclassing the EPL last season. Pep Guardiola changed it anyway by persuading them to pay £60 million (S$105 million) for Riyad Mahrez.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 12, 2018, with the headline 'Sea of change at stable City's title rivals'. Subscribe