Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Punters optimistic about Brighton's chance of Premier League survival

Punters optimistic about Brighton's chance of Premier League survival

"[We have] one more reason to be happy because, in this pre-season, we didn't lose any player". I think we have addressed the defensive issues that we had last season and the players Guardiola has brought in are strong and fast.

"In the market, we will see until the end of August".

Wenger was also pleased with new French signing Alexandre Lacazette, who scored after 94 seconds to equal the record for the fastest opening goal of a Premier League season.

"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".

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should get much more game time this season and we think Arsene Wenger will look to deploy the former Southampton man at left wing-back.

"In my initial analysis from January and through the months I was thinking of four players but I'm not a hard person to work with in spite of if you make it look different", said Mourinho, ahead of United's Premier League opener against West Ham on Sunday.

"That is why the club was clever to do that because we anticipated what we needed and we tried to do our best, not just for next season but the future".

Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United could still sign one more player, but he will not be "crying" if they do not.

"You know he's injured, he needs time to recover, he's not ready to play tomorrow", Mourinho said. Sooner or later it's going to finish.

Champions: Manchester City. Pep let me down last season but he has had a year to find his feet and made some serious (and seriously expensive) upgrades to his squad this summer. But we had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League and we decide to put energy and new players for the next four, five, six years. "We were a threat and played football and contributed to a thoroughly entertaining game".

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

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. "Last season, two of them were not in Europe", Mourinho said.

Manchester United have strengthened their squad with the signings of Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic and Lukaku so far this summer.

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