Manchester City $13
Throughout the pre-season much of world football’s focus was on the revolution of Pep Guardiola (right) and the sky-blue half of Manchester. The Spaniard had Europe in the palm of his hand when at the helm at Barcelona, but struggled against those other giants from his homeland aer he le for Munich. Three seasons brought much domestic joy, but the hierarchy at Germany’s biggest club ultimately demanded continental success, which never eventuated. Now in Manchester, at a club with limitless funds and ambitions of becoming one of Europe’s heavyweights, Guardiola will be aiming to turn Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne into a partnership dominant enough for him to repeat his success at Barcelona.