Manchester City’s year has been marked by a strange inconsistency.
On their day no one can really touch them in domestic football.
But they seem strangely incapable of the sort of consistency which should have brought them the title in May and have them well clear of the chasing pack this December.
But they, like all the other top English sides, have had some strange and some awful results which has left the title race wide open.
The recent defeat to Arsenal at The Emirates further heightened speculation about the future of Manuel Pellegrini and many expect Pep Guardiola to take over next summer.
Until then Manchester City have everything to play for and will hope for more out of their hugely expensive new signings Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne.
If those two can justify their price tags in the remaining months of the season then Manchester City could well run out title winners come May.
So here is what we consider to be the best performing XI of 2015.