A new football season means, of course, brand new Match Attax cards and we were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at some Pep Guardiola’s squad’s stats as they look to add even more silverware to their collection this year.
With the buzz around the start of the new season and the transfer window slamming shut, fans can now build their winning XI with over 400 cards to choose from. Each manager has a budget of £100m to build their team of superstars and after months of in-depth scouting the ratings for both attack and defence have been confirmed.
City will be looking to have another massive season under Guardiola after winning the treble at a canter last year, scoring over a record 100 league goals in the process. After strengthening what was arguably one of the strongest squads, an unfortunate injury to Leroy Sane, former Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez (Attack: 82, Defence: 33, Value: £8m) can step in after waiting patiently in the wings for his opportunity. The maverick winger can cause any defences in the league problems with his quick feet and skill.
At the back, one of the world’s strongest defences will be marshalled by French international Aymeric Laporte (Attack: 40, Defence: 89, Value: £9m). The 25-year-old played 35 times for Citizens last year on their way to the record breaking season and alongside the likes of Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and John Stones will be set for another big season despite the loss of Vincent Kompany.
Deadly marksman Sergio Aguero (Attack: 89, Defence: 24, Value: £12m) has scored over 100 goals in his last five seasons in the Premier League and with Raheem Sterling getting better every year. With Riyad Mahrez coming to the fray, the trio will be leaving defenders quaking in their boots.
You have the chance to find your inner Pep Guardiola when the cards are released later this week, available in all good newsagents and online from www.toppsdirect.com.