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Riyad Mahrez tops Man City power rankings after West Ham rout

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The new season is back and Manchester City got their Premier League defence off to a flying start with a 5-0 win over West Ham United.

He may not have directly scored any of the goals but pretty much everything good going forward for City at West Ham went through Riyad Mahrez at some point along the way.

Pep Guardiola again raised eyebrows with his team selection at the weekend, this time leaving Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva on the bench as he opted for two form players based on what had happened over the summer.

Both aspects of Ederson's game were on show against West Ham.

Raheem Sterling struggled for rhythm in the first half against West Ham and still left the stadium with the match ball.

Carrying the mantle of being the club record signing isn't always the easiest, nor is being trumpeted as the man to succeed Fernandinho.

Encouragingly for Pep Guardiola, the former Leicester man was doing things he used to do at the King Power but didn't do enough of last season such as going direct after cutting inside or pinpoint deliveries into the box.
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