Soccer Saturday pundits provide their predictions for the new Premier League season

Soccer Saturday pundits provide their predictions for the new Premier League season

Soccer Saturday pundits provide their predictions for the new Premier League season

We can play good and we can win games.

'The club was clever with that because we anticipated what we needed to do, ' he added.

"I am looking forward to play in the Premier League for one of the best teams in England and I will do my best to help the team achieve their goals".

I like new manager Marco Silva, who looks more suitable than predecessor Walter Mazzarri, but the squad is not great and they haven't spent enough to go to the next level.

"If you see in the first games [last season] against Sunderland and especially against Steaua Bucharest, between last season and now, it's completely the same".

"Pep is right - I love football and I have always loved football", Bernardo said.

Arsenal have offered Alexis Sanchez a new contract worth £300,000 per week, which would make him the Premier League's highest-paid player. Their star player Philippe Coutinho fancies a move to Barcelona, but the club are keen to keep hold of the Brazilian - how will that affect their early season form?

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Against that backdrop, Dudley might provide an upbeat outlook and confirm that the Fed is on track for a rate hike, said Innes. Elsewhere, the German Dax has opened down 0.80%, France's CAC40 index is down 0.87%, and the Euro Stoxx 50 is down 0.81%.

City were many bookmakers' favourites for the title last season but finished 15 points behind champions Chelsea and Guardiola said he gives little attention to such labels and claimed he felt under no more pressure despite a trophyless debut campaign.

City have been installed as Sky Bet's 7/4 favourites for the title followed by champions Chelsea alongside Manchester United at 7/2 apiece, while Burnley join the top-flight's new boys as the relegation favourites. I was confident last season, too.

Guardiola had said last season that he wanted more English players at City but he has only added defender Kyle Walker from Tottenham and said the domestic transfer market is even crazier than Europe and the rest of the world.

Pep also admitted that the club had not recruited quality full-backs in some years and that was their priority for the window. I'll do my best. And comments made by Fernandinho suggest that another left-back could be on the way in. It's just a shame that his Old Trafford career ended as sourly as it did.

The squad is surprisingly small, given the number of players Chelsea have loaned out to other clubs, and the departure of Matic leaves manager Antonio Conte hoping France's Tiemoue Bakayoko can quickly adapt after his arrival from Monaco.

Having favoured a 3-4-3 system for much of pre-season, Guardiola confirmed he will alternate between three-man and four-man defences. We didn't have full backs and you have to buy full backs.

I think Gylfi Sigurdsson will go so Swansea have got a few weeks to replace their most important player, while Stoke could also disappoint, so there's plenty of teams in the mix for me, but I think Huddersfield could cause a few surprises and stay up. I am backing him to deliver this time around, though. Now with Neymar. "But it is going to finish, it is unsustainable".

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