Manchester United v West Ham United - Barclays Premier League begins

Manchester United v West Ham United - Barclays Premier League begins

Despite an injury-hit debut season with City following his January move from Palmeiras, Jesus still scored seven times and produced four assists in his 10 Premier League games. We got a central defender who can play in many other positions, which is important. If the overhaul of the squad, costing more than 200 million pounds, doesn't deliver silverware there will be further uncomfortable questions for the Spaniard. Now, he has applied to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in an attempt to force FIFA into making U.S. Soccer introduce promotion and relegation.

A wager on Brighton and Hove Albion to pull the upset this weekend is worth +1100 on the three-way line with a draw at +425.

Other star players to watch out for in the competition this season include Manchester United's new Sh10 billion signing Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal new signing Alexandre Lacazzette, Liverpool's Brazilian playmaker Coutinho and Chelsea's new Spanish forward Avaro Morata.

'I'm on fire, ' he smiled when asked to describe his mood.

The 35-year-old, who scored 28 goals for United last season, has been at the club during his rehabilitation and Mourinho said the Swede could feature in the second half of the season.

Mourinho likes his teams to be streetwise and physically imposing.

In the middle, Matic will sit the deepest and be the most defensive of the trio.

"I could see when I first came to United that we needed a Matic-type player", he said.

"Between the players we have lost and the players we have got, I think we are in a similar situation but with more experience of working together and a much better pre-season". That is normal but not enough, ' he stresses.

After the 3-0 win over West Ham in Iceland last week, Guardiola thanked the board for securing Bernardo's signature ahead of City's rivals, a clear sign he feels the former Benfica man can have a big impact this season. "They have the best set-up". After taking charge in 2015-16, the Jurgen Klopp disciple brought in 13 new players in the summer of 2016 and fashioned them into a winning side. He has to both score and assist more often, while Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan already showed last season they can contribute when given time.

"He thrived in the Championship, scoring 23 goals, and now he has the chance to prove he belongs at the highest level". We knew this at eight and nine, genuinely. More of the same is required to maintain the league's reputation as the most competitive in the world.

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.

'I was not sitting around having tea, ' he says.

"I don't think I'm in a position of crying, moaning, protesting. If the remaining 25 per cent don't arrive I will not moan, I will just go with everything I have to try to win every match I play".