Guardiola forecasts end to City spending spree

Lynette Rowe
August 12, 2017

However, instead of being concerned by the news that sixteen out of twenty four Championship clubs spend more than 100% of their turnover on players and coaches, the Premier League continues to rattle out the same mantra.

Taking advantage of astronomical broadcast contracts and lucrative sponsorship deals, England's superpowers have been splashing the cash at an unprecedented rate.

The Gunners finished in fifth place in the Premier League last season to miss out on a place in the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola has told Ederson Moraes to forget about his expensive price tag and enjoy being Manchester City's new No. 1.

New signing Benjamin Mendy and long-term injury victim Ilkay Gundogan are unavailable to face Brighton, and Guardiola is wary of the challenge Chris Hughton's side will pose.

The Gunners haven't won the Premier League title since 2003-04 when Keown was still part of Wenger's squad. "The reality is totally different", Mourinho said.

"It was the proposal they presented me, this is a club with big ambition to win trophies this season". Perhaps Chelsea's Antonio Conte may be the next manager to join this unflattering list.

But it did happen and as a result, fans of every team in the league, even the smaller ones, at the start of the season may harbour a hope that lightning can strike the same spot twice and that their team might be able to emulate Leicester City's fairy tale achievement.

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"The group of players this season are going to stay here for a long time".

But the thing with Chelsea is that they play to the system, are well drilled and the new signings will fit into that system which has shown works so well over the past 12-months.

"A lot of the trouble was created by my own situation".

The 21-year-old winger is also a full Germany worldwide and was part of his country's squad at Euro 2016, although he missed the Confederations Cup through injury, and Sane says his rapid development makes him feel like he is in a film.

"Overall I believe that it's down to us".

The bulk of the opening weekend's fixtures will be played on Saturday and Sunday, with Chelsea starting at home to Burnley.

They then beat Leicester City 4-3 in a thrilling Premier League opener at The Emirates on Friday night.

Liverpool, trying to fend off Barcelona's interest in £100 million-rated forward Philippe Coutinho, are at Watford.

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