Only Leicester City, last season, have been defeated as reigning champions on the first day of the campaign and few will bet against the holders beginning their defence with three points. The Clarets were unable to keep hold of star players Michael Keane and Andre Gray, but at least secured very good deals for the two, before spending some of the cash on Jonathan Walters, Jack Cork and Phil Bardsley. But on the eve of the 2017/18 season, which team has the best attack in the Premier League?
"Matic has intelligence and experience of the Premier League". "He is an intelligent player who can integrate our game well as we have a game backed on mobility, technique".
But newly-promoted Newcastle avoid the drop with an impressive 12th-place finish, while Brighton narrowly secure top-flight status.
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See the predicted table below and scroll down to see the predicted outcomes of this weekend's opening games. Bereft of his services, the club are similarly equipped with strikers as with midfielders, boating just two players willing and able to play for the club in each position.
New Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has insisted that manager Antonio Conte has been behaving "the same" as last season despite rumours of a dispute with the club's hierarchy over transfers. Give the people what they want! The 19-year-old defender, who is contracted to United until 2020, is regarded as an exciting prospect and can operate at full-back, centre-half or even midfield. Although Conte has brought in striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, he is finding it hard to sell Diego Costa.
Blues boss Antonio Conte has hinted the Spain global, who arrived from Real Madrid over the summer, could make his debut against Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
Romelu Lukaku, a £75million buy from Everton and the man tasked with filling Zlatan Ibrahimovic's boots, looks the obvious choice in the first goalscorer betting given he has scored against the Hammers in seven of his last eight appearances.
"For me he is a brilliant manager because of his personality; he wants to play his football and doesn't want to change", Bruno added. I am very thankful for them, I came from the youth section and had really great years there.
'Matic knows very well what I think about him, ' Conte told Sky Sports.