Man City new boy Raheem Sterling predicts tightest Premier League title race in years ahead of crucial Chelsea clash

New Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has predicted this season’s Barclays Premier League title race will go right down to the wire.

The Citizens made a brilliant start to the 2015-16 campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns on Monday night as they took full advantage of both their main title rivals Arsenal and Chelsea failing to win on the opening weekend.

Next up for last season’s runners-up is a huge clash against the reigning champions as the West London outfit are the visitors to the Etihad Stadium this Sunday and Sterling is looking forward to making his home debut in such an important game for his new club:

“It’s going to be a really tough season,” the England international predicted on City’s official website.

“Everyone has strengthened their squads and the Premier League is always hard to second guess.”

“Chelsea are very strong in every department from their defence and midfield to their attack, but it should be a good game and I’m really looking forward to playing in this match.”

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The 20-year-old, who completed his transfer from Liverpool earlier in the summer for a fee that could rise to £49million, has also revealed that he has set himself a personal target of goals and assists this season as he looks to help City win a third league title in five years:

“I’ve set myself targets for goals and assists and I know where I want to be but I don’t really want to reveal what they are because I’ll put myself under massive pressure,” Sterling added.

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