English Premiership

De Bruyne looking for different methods of attack

2019-08-15 11:49
Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Kevin de Bruyne believes Manchester City will need to find new ways to break teams down if they are to make it three Premier League titles in a row.

City scored 95 goals in 38 Premier League games last season and De Bruyne feels their rivals may start to alter their tactics to cope with the attacking threat Pep Guardiola’s men pose.

"Obviously teams are going to play differently, maybe even more defensively than they did, so we may have to learn how to break things down in a different way," he told the club website.

"That’s what we did last year differently to the previous season."

City began the new campaign with a convincing 5-0 win at West Ham on Saturday but they may face a sterner test this weekend when they entertain Tottenham.

The fixture does represent an early chance for the Premier League champions to take revenge on the side who dumped them out of the Champions League last season, but Spurs have legitimate title aspirations of their own and will be looking to make a statement.

Raheem Sterling managed a hat-trick against the Hammers and punters may wish to use their free bet to back the England forward to grab a goal against Spurs in the late kick-off on Saturday.

 

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Sunday, 25 August 2019
AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City, Vitality Stadium 15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley, Molineux Stadium 17:30
Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 17:30
Saturday, 31 August 2019
Southampton v Manchester United, St. Mary's Stadium 13:30
Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion, Etihad Stadium 16:00
Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth, King Power Stadium 16:00
West Ham United v Norwich City, London Stadium 16:00
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa, Selhurst Park 16:00
Newcastle United v Watford, St. James' Park 16:00
Chelsea v Sheffield United, Stamford Bridge 16:00
Burnley v Liverpool, Turf Moor 18:30
Sunday, 01 September 2019
Everton v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Goodison Park 15:00
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, Emirates Stadium 17:30
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