Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne believes 85 points could be enough to win the Premier League title this season, despite the champion’s record points totals in recent seasons.
Having become the first side in the division’s history to reach 100 points in 2017/18, Man City secured back-to-back titles last season having amassed 98 points.
Runners-up Liverpool finished on 97 points, the highest-ever total for a second-placed side, though De Bruyne does not expect the two sides to reach those same heights and levels of consistency again this season.
“We don’t need to beat the last two seasons – maybe we can win this season with 85 points,” the Belgian told Sky Sports.
“It is not about improving, it is about staying consistent, trying to be there every game, trying to win every game.
“It is not always about doing better, because how can you do better sometimes?
“To win every year what we won the last two years is going to be pretty difficult but it is good to be there.”