However, the three pundits who did not pick City - Ian Wright, Ruud Gullit and Martin Keown - all predict that Liverpool will win the Premier League in 2018-19.
Club photographer Victoria Haydn was at the session as Pep Guardiola's players stepped up preparations ahead of the big kick-off.
At Manchester United, Jose Mourinho has publicly asked the club's board for further reinforcements, to add to the arrivals of Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.
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The stats-based Sky Sports Predictor is back for the new season - and it's tipping Man City to retain the Premier League title.
West Ham United with Chilean Manuel Pellegrini and Everton with Portugal's Marco Silva have new managers and have spent significant money on new faces as they look to make sure last season's struggles become top-half progress.
City broke a number of records in 2017/18, with their Premier League points tally hitting the 100 mark in what was an unprecedented achievement.
"But it was done for the reasons the clubs wanted to do it, for the purposes of not having a situation where clubs are threatened with players leaving to go to other Premier League clubs". But the decision has been made and we'll analyse it in September when it's all over.
The 24-year-old England worldwide, who helped City win the Premier League title last term after joining from Everton in 2016, is nominally a centre-back.