Pep out to crack the Premier League after trophyless debut

Pep Guardiola Passport Missing Ahead of Team Flight to Iceland

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has no doubts his squad is stronger compared to last season.

Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernando on Friday joined Turkish slub Galatasaray on a permanent deal, the Premier League team announced.

It is a match with no shortage of sub-plots...

If season one is generally a bedding-in period, season two of the 'process' is where judgments are made.

City were in complete control throughout the opening 25 minutes and only some desperate West Ham scrambling prevented Guardiola's men from extending their lead, with Jesus unable to find a team-mate after shoving Angelo Ogbonna off the ball.

"Manchester City have the best team on paper", ex-England internatiomal Hargreaves told the Premier League's official website.

Most of the leading contenders have splashed the cash during the summer transfer window, with fresh faces brought in to aid domestic and European campaigns.

He was then left out of City's pre-season tour the USA last month.

Since Sheikh Mansour purchased the club in 2008, the club have been transformed into one of the giants of European football.

The Special One, newly-installed at Manchester United, against another master manager arriving across the city at The Etihad. West Ham United take a slimmed-down squad to Reykjavik, after having allowed a number of players to travel home after the club's pre-season stint in Germany. I have confidence in them so it's not about that but i have one week to think about it. West Ham never visited or played against any Iceland team so far.