With the international break in full swing, what comes next for Manchester City once domestic football returns this weekend? The treble winners are currently top of the Premier League after 4 wins from 4 to begin the season.
Up first for Pep Guardiola’s squad is an away clash against West Ham at the London Stadium. The Hammers have started the season well and currently sit fourth in the league. David Moyes side has begun the season with 3 wins and a draw this season. West Ham is seeking to build upon last season’s UEFA Conference League success, so a tough encounter awaits the champions at the Etihad.
Following the game with West Ham, the UEFA Champions League kicks off for the 23/24 season. The treble winners will be seeking to defend their maiden Champions League title and begin their campaign with a home group opener against Red Star Belgrade. Following last season’s Champions League success, the road to the 23/24 final at Wembley begins at the Etihad.
Of interest for the rest of the week will be how Manchester City’s stars return to the club following the round of internationals. The majority of the City’s stars have been in action for their countries. Nathan Ake put to rest any injury concerns after completing 90 minutes against Ireland last night. The treble winners will be hoping the rest of the squad return fit and ready to resume as the fixture list ramps up following the weekend break.
With the Premier League set to resume this weekend, and the Champions League due to kick off, Pep’s squad will be seeking to build on their impressive start to the season. As the games ramp up Manchester City traditionally start to kick into gear. Building off such a solid start to the season is an interesting dynamic to watch for this week.