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Mourinho predicts seven-way fight for Premier League title

Reports: Manchester City linked with sensational move for Barcelona superstar Guardiola has Man City playing like Barcelona – Toure
Alejandro Castrejon | Agosto 13, 2017, 06:34

And although he admits Mourinho and Conte are different, he is desperate for more success in West London under the former Juventus chief.

While it could be argued that he won the titles in his first year at Porto (2002/03), Chelsea (2004/05) and Inter Milan (2008/09) so it was relatively easier for him to repeat the feat in his second season with these teams, it must be noted that Real Madrid had not won the La Liga for three years prior to his coming in 2010/11 and he promptly claimed the title in his second year.

Lukaku certainly has some big boots to fill this Premier League campaign, with the Swede bagging just over one goal in every two matches in the league.

13 - Swansea City - They almost looked like a relegated side last season but managed to pull off the relegation places and might continue their fantastic run in the new season.

Arsenal is also looking to retain the core of its team as it looks to return to the top four. And the 54-year-old believes he could not wish for a better group with which to build for the long-term. Barcelona wants the deal completed by the end of the week, with £120 million expected to be the fee, however, the Daily Star says Liverpool is refusing to negotiate over its star player.

The Gunners bought Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon, but unless Alexis Sanchez stays, in his final year of his contract, it may be that Arsenal have just treaded water. Following his operation, doctors commented on their surprise at the strength and speed of his recover, given the Swede's age. Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and even West Ham are prone to upsetting the usual title contenders.

But we should probably at least make the effort, every now and then, to at least remind ourselves that Burnley and Huddersfield do actually exist.

Despite their lavish spending, Manchester City are still light in midfield and defence, and Busquets' arrival helps address the two issues at once.

Arsene Wenger brokered a fragile truce with Arsenal's dissenting fans by winning the FA Cup last season, but the Gunners boss has no margin for error after going 13 years without Premier League glory.

BM: Henrikh Mkhitaryan has to be a dark horse candidate for facing the wrath of Mou.

"I'm really happy to start the Premier League this weekend because our pre-season was very complete and was a pre-season organised in a way where we start playing MLS teams and ended playing against the best teams in Europe". Left back Cresswell is a doubt while Sofiane Feghouli, Cheikhou Kouyate, Diafra Sakho, Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio are all on the treatment table.

The striker looks to have the physicality and keen eye for goal to thrive in the Premier League, but does he have the right mentality?

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

The Premier League is undoubtedly more competitive than most other top-flight football leagues.

That's the opinion of Phil Neville who cannot fathom why the Blues have let the Serbian move to Old Trafford.