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Guardiola has to overcome these 2 dilemmas when choosing the starting Man City XI for Brighton

Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern have been so impressed with the football their side has produced this pre-season…

The form of Kevin de Bruyne has especially caught the eye of the Citizens in the Transfer Tavern and they are expecting big things from the Belgian who, at 26 years of age, is approaching the peak of his career. Alongside the form of de Bruyne, our landlord has seen some great results for Guardiola’s men in pre season with a 4-1 win over the La Liga champions Real Madrid being followed up with a 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, who will surely be a title rival this season.

These results have seen numerous players perform and the City fans at the bar have been discussing some dilemmas that may face Guardiola when he goes to pick his team for the first game of the Premier League season. Brighton will be the visitors to the Etihad and though playing a newly promoted side is the perfect opportunity for some methods to be tested in a competitive fixture, a defeat could prove catastrophic and really pile the pressure on Pep Guardiola – especially after a trophyless season in the last campaign.

The debate has gone on for a while but the City fans have been able to list two dilemmas that Guardiola must overcome when he selects his first Premier League XI of the season.

Let’s take a look at them here…

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