Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini has emphasised his confidence for the new season by hailing his squad as the best in the Barclays Premier League.
Pellegrini has inherited a squad that has been bolstered by the signings of Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic for a combined near-£90m cost.
The Chilean said: "I think we have the best squad in England.
"We bought four important players, we already had a very good team and with these four players I think we improved a lot.
"We hope that from the first match against Newcastle at home we will start winning, and we will try to bring another trophy here."