The biggest challenge of all, however, is to prove that last season's disaster can never happen again.
"Defensively all the team helped a lot but he joined a good partnership with Nico [Otamendi]".
Perhaps the one player who has matched his manager's progress from Leicester last time to Leicester this time is centre-back John Stones.
According to the Daily Mail, the 46-year-old remains fully focused on landing the title this term but would be "willing" to discuss an extension of his £15m-a-year deal in the summer.
Stones played 90 minutes in both of England's friendlies this month as Gareth Southgate's men held Germany and Brazil to 0-0 draws.
In addition, Leroy Sane has lifted the Player of the Month award, after some brilliant performances and really putting himself on the map. He returned to Manchester for further tests on Wednesday, with a drop in his blood pressure believed to be the reason that he fell ill.Manager Pep Guardiola has been keeping a close eye on Aguero since then, but he was scheduled to train with the rest of the squad on Thursday and Friday, and is expected to play some part at the King Power Stadium.
Tottenham finished above Arsenal for the first time since 1995 last season and have not tasted defeat against their arch-rivals in the league in over three years. Guardiola's liking for having the ball on the ground will be tested by the home side's penchant for a slightly more direct approach.
"You have a lot of skills and talent when you buy them but they have to live the situation to realise, 'OK, I can handle it'. Hopefully he still has the desire to improve because there are many things to improve with and without the ball". "Definitely [Agüero will be available this weekend]".