Manchester City will kick off their title defense of the Premier League in a thrilling opening game against newly promoted Burnley, managed by former Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany. This clash will take place on Friday August 11th at Turf Moor and it promises to be an eventful evening.
Since taking over in 2016, Guardiola has led the team to one Champions League title, five Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups. Manchester City will be keen to add to their collection of silverware this time around and they certainly won’t be taking their opponents lightly as they look to continue their impressive form from previous seasons.
Elsewhere, Mauricio Pochettino is set to begin his tenure at Chelsea with what is sure to be an exciting match-up against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. The Reds are reigning Premier League champions and have been dominant for the past few years, but they’ll face a Blues side that has undergone significant changes under new manager Frank Lampard during the summer transfer window.
This fixture also marks another chapter in what has been a storied rivalry between two of England’s biggest clubs. While both sides have had their moments over the years, it’s Liverpool that have historically held the upper hand when these two teams meet, having won each of the last four meetings between them back in 2015/16 season.
In addition to looking ahead at these upcoming fixtures, there is also excitement surrounding what Manchester City could achieve come 2023/24 season given their current squad and recent history of success. Although much can change between now and then, it’s clear that they have all the ingredients necessary for becoming one of Europe’s most feared sides over those intervening years; something which bodes well for their pursuit of further titles heading into the future.