Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City

Premier League starting early is a perfect present
Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City
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12 August, 2017

It seems only five minutes ago that Chelsea were crowned the Premier League champions, but this weekend it all starts again, with Arsenal hosting Leicester City on Friday evening, and a full Saturday and Sunday of fixtures ahead.

Mourinho insists he is content with the United board's efforts in the market and will not protest if the club are unable to bring in a new addition before the window shuts.

As the Premier League celebrates its 25th anniversary season there will be an increased Australian flavour with four Socceroos now dining at the top table of English football.

Shaun Wright-Phillips, Nedum Onuoha, Joey Barton, Daniel Sturridge and Kieran Trippier were among a clutch of players to roll off Cassell's production line, one that kept City afloat on and - in the case of Wright-Phillips' £21million move to Chelsea in 2005 - off the field in the pre-Sheikh Mansour years.

Brady believes that the attitude of the Brighton players will be vital in terms of establishing the club in the Premier League. And it makes you ponder: can the bubble be sustained indefinitely or, like the Celtic Tiger, will a crash eventually come and there'll be hell to pay?

Pep Guardiola has taken a shine to the Stockport teenager, who impressed on City's pre-season tour to the United States.

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I would go for Manchester United to finish second.

Watford rank second with 79 per cent, and Huddersfield third on 74 per cent.

Clyne is set to miss the start of the season through injury, so Alexander-Arnold has another chance to make a mark.

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The formation allows an extra man in midfield, which has proved to City's advantage in warm-up victories over Tottenham, Real Madrid and West Ham.

The last time the title race went down to the wire was in 2012, when Manchester City won the title on the final day thanks to Sergio Aguero's last-gasp winner against QPR.

Ryan was fully backed by his teammates after his awful error that led to a goal on his home debut in last week's trial match against Atletico Madrid. It will not be dull.

"I don't say I know the league better because I have been in this league for a long time".

Ake excelled in a loan spell for Eddie Howe's side last season and the Netherlands international could prove Antonio Conte wrong in allowing him to leave.

With Rashford likely to be cutting in from the flank, we'd like to see Juan Mata given the inside left position - he can either overlap around the left, providing a crossing option, or operate more as a playmaker. Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez returns to the Premier League after spells in Spain and Germany.

Perhaps surprisingly, the surveyed Newcastle fans - widely regarded (perhaps unfairly) for being a bit parochial - said they would rather see Gareth Southgate's men lift the Jules Rimet than Rafa Benitez's Magpies do the business in the top flight in 2017/18.


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