After halting their summer-spending, City are set to unleash their big-money signings. £24m-man Mario Balotelli is excepted to be fit to face Liverpool after picking up a knock on Thursday while James Milner is set for his debut.
The Insider Eye has spent the week in enforced isolation after failing to predict Blackpool's win over Wigan. Four days of solitude and meditation later here is what it foresees.
Each week the Goals Guide will take a look back at the weekend's action, review all the goals and explain any dubious assists. Blackpool shocked the Premier League and made all the headlines over the opening weekend with a fine 4-0 win over Wigan. There were also big wins for Chelsea and Aston Villa.
Team News ahead of Saturday's clash at Ewood Park. Blackburn talisman Chris Samba returns to action but Ryan Nelsen faces a late fitness test. Everton have a fully-fit squad so David Moyes could give a start to start all of his main midfielders.
After missing over half of last season though injury, Everton centre-back Phil Jagielka is back and raring to go for the new season. The Toffees start against a weak Blackburn attack on Saturday so he is the Defensive Player of the week.
Milner nears Man City move, Man Utd sign mystery striker, goakeepers in transfer triangle, roberts on the move, Blackpool strengthen and Chelsea close on Brazilan wonderkid.
The controversial timing of England's 2-1 friendly win over Hungary gave Fantasy League managers a last gasp chance to check on the country's better players three days before the new season gets under way.
The World Cup may already seem like a distant memory, but the shadow it casts over the domestic game has made picking a Fantasy League team for the new season harder than usual.
Former Arsenal captain linked to Tottenham switch, Newcastle Ben Arfa deal nears breakdown, goalkeepers demand transfers, Bellamy threatens to quit, West Ham keep signing players and Blackpool add four.
The final of four instalments looking back at the 19 seasons Fantasy League has been running. This four-season section features the most points in a season by a midfielder and brings us right up to date.
The O'Neill aftermath, Sporting Gijon defenders in demand, United miss out on Ozil, Arsenal continue defender hunt, Stoke agree striker deal, Caldwell brothers join forces at Wigan and Given in transfer threat.
Blackburn in sensational Spanish striker swoop, Remy in Tottenham plea, City swap Ireland for Milner, Arsenal continue keeper hunt and Blackpool set to strengthen