Pep Guardiola: Premier League players £20-£25m more expensive

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Man City Sure 08082017

"The last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full backs".

Considering the discrepancy in talent between Manchester City and Brighton, it wouldn't have been a surprise to see the former come out and berate their opponents to open their 2017-18 Premier League seasons. Man City failed to impress in the Champions League as well, as they exited the competition in the round of 16 to Monaco.

"So whatever happens at the start of the season - and of course I hope we get off to a flier - we must stay calm and remember that it's where we are in the table after 38 games that matters, not the first few".

PREMIER LEAGUE new boys Brighton officially hit the big time when they kick their season off against Manchester City. As for Watford, Marco Silva has brought in Will Hughes and Nathaniel Chalobah and he's putting two players in their midfield that haven't played much top-flight football. As such, they were left drawn at 0-0 going into halftime and looking for more quality on the road coming into the second 45 minutes.

I've been really pleased with how Liverpool have shaped up in pre-season and Mohamed Salah has been quite incredible.

Shearer feels things are not right behind the scenes at Chelsea for the moment and believes they need at least two to three players to challenge for the title again this season.

Huddersfield may have signed 11 players but still I still expect them to have a tough experience along with Brighton.

"He's a goalscorer and that's why I worked hard to get him here".

I wouldn't look any further than Harry Kane.

But still, they couldn't find the back of the net.

"Like every club that's promoted to the Premier League, it's to finish 17th or higher".

It was one of the costliest moves in Europe during a summer transfer window that has seen United midfielder Paul Pogba replaced as the most expensive player in football by Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros ($262 million).

"Going forward, I don't think that there is anyone who can match us because we have so many attacking options and great players".

Nothing epitomises summer short-termism more than West Ham's decision to spend a reported 36 million pounds on four players with a collective age of 119 years. I considered throwing in Burnley but they made a fool me last season and I'm going to put faith in Sean Dyche's ability, but if they repeat their away form then they'll struggle. Harry Kane is the best finisher with the types of goals he scores so I'd go for him if I had to bet on the nose but I do fancy Lacazette each-way at 10/1.

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