EPL: Jermain Defoe names team to beat this season

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker, Jermain Defoe has named Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City as the team to beat in the Premier League this season.

Defoe believes Manchester City are favourites for the Premier League title ahead of Liverpool because they have quality players.

Man City are currently in the third position on the Premier League table with a point behind second-place Liverpool and two points adrift leaders Chelsea.

“I still think that Manchester City are the team to beat,” said Defoe, who currently plays for Rangers was quoted by Metro UK as saying.

“Watching people saying they don’t have a number nine – they played with a false nine all of last season, without a proper number nine, [Sergio] Aguero didn’t play and they won the league.

“For me, I still feel like they are the team to beat, with the options that they have got, the quality that they have got, bringing in Jack Grealish – [Raheem] Sterling doesn’t even start! And the know-how, they know how to do it.

“I know Liverpool are looking good, and the front three are frightening – I think the front three of [Roberto] Firmino, [Mohamed] Salah and [Sadio] Mane are back to where they were before – but I still think that Man City are the team to beat.”

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