With the clock ticking the the season’s start on March 1st, the pod runs the rule over the title contenders for what is shaping up to be a very unpredictable 2019 season – each of last season’s top 4 have some big questions hanging over them.
We run the rule over how Shanghai International Port Group can reshuffle their pack to cope without top scorer Wu Lei, whether Guangzhou Evergrande’s baffling self-imposed squad rotation policy will limit their recovery, if Marouane Fellaini is enough to turn Shandong Luneng from also-rans to contenders, and how Beijing Guoan can cope with the expectations after some headline-grabbing new additions.
We wrap up by looking ahead to this weekend’s Super Cup and an opportunity for this new-look Guoan to face off against a Wu-less SIPG before the league begins in earnest next week – but does anybody know why the game is being played in Suzhou?
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