Football Season Review

Champions: Manchester City

Josep Guardiola's second season in charge of Manchester City proved to be a record breaking one as the Citizens strolled to the title with four games to spare while also becoming the first side to pick up 100 points in the Premier League. Another summer of heavy investment paid rich dividends for City who once again started the campaign on fire but unlike the previous season, there were no hiccups as they dropped points just once in their opening 20 games to quickly build a mammoth gap at the top of the league table. City did look a bit vulnerable in the defense but were rarely troubled at the back as teams struggled to cope with a ruthless attack as the 106 goals scored in the campaign set a new record in the Premier League along with the most wins in a single season. Performance-wise, there will be little for Guardiola to be worried about as there were a number of positives to take out of the campaign. Kevin De Bruyne once again led the assists charts by creating 16 goals, and despite some niggling injuries, Sergio Aguero managed to score 21 goals from just 22 starts. It was on the flanks though where City saw major improvement as Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling hit double figures both in goals scored and created, with the latter finally justifying the huge fee City were willing to part with when they bought him from Liverpool. Despite the record breaking season, there are a couple of chinks in the armor for City who will once again be spending big during the summer to further strengthen their squad and will be the team to beat next season

Player of the Season: Raheem Sterling