Jose Mourinho's side have acquired three new players during the transfer window - Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant - while their rivals have splashed the cash.
Shearer said: It has been a long time since anyone won back-to-back titles but I think City will win the Premier League again because of Pep - he won't want their standards slipping.
While it is hard to see the London club challenge for the Champions League places, they can certainly push for the sixth or the seventh spot this season, and fans should be looking forward to the 2018-19 campaign. "But at the same time they've got something to prove and a year ago we gave most teams a run".
Puel claims neither of them will start but a slight injury to defender, Jonny Evans means he could rethink and name Maguire in the line-up.
"But with a stronger squad now and the harmony and together that they have, added to the quality that they already have, I make them second favourites".More news: Stolen Horizon Air plane crashes in Puget Sound island
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"But the harmony is so important and if they get caught too far behind they'll have trouble catching up".
"You don't really know the team, you don't really know the players, you don't know how they're going to perform from one week to the next".
Mina had an excellent World Cup in Russian Federation scoring three goals in three games which also includes goal against his new club teammate Jordan Pickford in stoppage time sending the England vs Colombia the last 16 tie to extra-time.
"Chelsea with a new manager coming in as well - and I think they'll both be battling it out for fourth".
Today there is a flurry of games to come your way, starting with the early kick off (11:30 GMT) between Newcastle v Tottenham which promises to be explosive.