English Premier League 2017/2018 season kicks off on Friday


However, the signing of former Chelsea midfielder Matic has particularly pleased Mourinho.

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Mourinho's mission is clear - to add to his three trophies captured in an impressive debut season at Old Trafford.

"Hopefully next season I will be here and we will not spend how we spent this season", Guardiola told reporters ahead of City's Premier League opener at Brighton on Saturday.

"There are not many, there are just a couple".

'I think every one of us in his own way is equipped to do it.

A player with an exquisite first touch and eye for a pass, many feel he is tailor-made to excel under Guardiola's guidance, and City's open, attacking brand of football was a major reason he decided to make the move to the Etihad. There's no chance they can be as good at home, but I also don't think they could be as bad away. Diego Costa is still there, despite all the rumours, but those could return to unsettle the dressing room.

What To Expect: Newcastle will not need much time to settle down in the top tier. He's not a young guy who comes from another country.

Disgusting start for Chelsea
I am happy for this". "It was a hard situation; I was leaving a team that's my home and who are winning everything at the moment". Whether it's a home game, you could take a chance and start with zero, and so ...

- the first ever Premier League goal was scored by Brian Deane, for Sheffield United against Manchester United on August 15, 1992.

Given the wealth of talent present in the Premier League, it is surprising just how badly English sides have performed in the UEFA Champions League in recent years.

'Matic is one of those players where there are no question marks with him. When I am not playing or training, I watch football all the time.

Top four: Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal. If the club decides he is not able, we are going to take a solution. "He wants more at the highest level". The medical department is better, the logistics, how we organise training routines, the analysis department.

"We know from working in pre-season on the training pitch what our game plan is going to be in most games".

After only finishing sixth a year ago, England's most decorated football club will be looking to get back into the top four, and mount a serious title charge for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.

Alexandre Lacazette and Alvaro Morata who recently joined the Premier League will also fancy their chances of winning the award, even though it is really hard as they haven't yet mastered the League. It's the only thing which I demand of myself.

"I don't put any extra pressure on myself because I always give everything, then normally the results are a good outcome of that work". I'm honest in my job.