City edged Liverpool out by one single point in 2018/19, closing the season with 14 straight victories, with Jurgen Klopp's men finishing second despite achieving the third-highest Premier League tally ever.
Liverpool are all set to push Pep Guardiola's men right to the limit once again in another thrilling race for glory but can they deny the Citizens a historic hat-trick?
Ahead of the big kick-off, we commissioned Google Cloud, Opta and Squawka to delve deep into their impressive statistical supplies to produce a full script of the upcoming campaign.
Read on to see how they believe the race for the Premier League title will pan out - and when you're done, check out more from The Script, including exclusive excerpts focusing on each of the division's 20 teams.
MORE FROM THE SCRIPT:
- How were The Script's conclusions calculated?
- Premier League: The Golden Boot race
- Premier League: The relegation battle
- Premier League: The 'Big Six' mini-league
- Premier League: Playmaker award
- Champions League: The knockout stages
- Europa League: The knockout stages
- The Script in full
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