Premier League teams to watch out for this season

Lynette Rowe
August 12, 2017

He did it twice during his time at Chelsea, throwing his Premier League winners' medal to the crowd in 2005 and giving away his losers' medal after the 2015 Community shield.

The difference in Chelsea's profit/loss for example, over 30 wins was only £23.30, with their results becoming easier and easier to predict as the season went on, while Crystal Palace's unpredictability made their outcomes more hard to forecast.

Arsene Wenger sympathises with Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte over the size of his squad - but reckons the Blues have made their own problems by loaning out so many players.

"The rest of them were actually really good performances and we were unlucky not to get something from a couple of them, but it'll be a really good test for us early in the season".

"We have to play Champions League".

"He's a good player, strong, good personality, technique", Conte said. "It's not easy. It's very important to try to find the right solution, to try to improve the squad, to improve the quality before we start the season".

"He brings aggression to United's midfield which is something I think they have been lacking".

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Willian's agent spoke to United's representatives last season, but the eventual English Champions blocked any progress for a deal to materialise.

"I knew Newcastle is a massive club", said the 29-year-old.

"Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way", he explained during his interview.

"After there were quite a lot of people surrounding him and taking photos - it's not what we're used to".

"It is going to finish, it is unsustainable", Guardiola said Friday, a day before the start of the Premier League season.

"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. If not, then we're going to be ready to get the three points.

City still appears too dependent on Vincent Kompany, its injury-prone center back and captain, while a new holding midfielder to replace 34-year-old Yaya Toure will probably be Guardiola's priority next summer. "They could have bought six or seven new players but everyone is upping their game, so I think it's a fair comment no matter what".

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