Arsene Wenger 'has sympathy' for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Ruben Hill
August 12, 2017

Who then? Four out of 10 said that it will be Manchester United who will put their hands on the Premier League titles after years of agony following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. "They need to get in another two or three players, I think, to have a chance of retaining that title". A tough year for the London property market means Chelsea and Arsenal are the only two teams to see annual price growth slump below 1% (0.40%), with Newcastle heading straight back down in the third relegation spot (1.39%).

"It's getting much harder for everyone, so we don't know".

Craig Bellamy insists he has never been so excited for the start of a Premier League season.

Other eye-catching newcomers include former Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina, who played in last season's Champions League final against Real Madrid, and Dutch defender Jairo Riedewald, who is reunited with his former manager Frank de Boer at Crystal Palace.

The simple fact is a lot of Matic's work will go unnoticed, while he is going to take a few weeks before he is up to speed after missing United's pre-season tour of the United States.

They scored just 26 times at home, lower than the likes of Leicester City, Bournemouth, West Brom and relegated Hull City.

Swansea's purchase of Roque Mesa for 11 million pounds looks a bargain for a player whose slick passing stood out for Las Palmas last season. I want it to be won three or four games from the end.

Bournemouth and Southampton will face off in the Premier League again this season having drawn in their last encounter.

But despite their fall from footballing grace, it's Southampton's traditional rivals Portsmouth that has enjoyed the best performance in property terms with prices having increased in the south coast town by 7.4% in the past year.

Liverpool lost an astonishing 18 points from winning positions last season.

Conte plainly stated that "he hopes to improve the team, the transfer window isn't finished". The importance for me about this player, who is a really good player, a top player, very important for our team, but sometimes you must accept this insane transfer market.

Wenger pointed to the goal ratio of his French compatriot Lacazette, who averaged a goal every 86 minutes last season.

United snatched the Everton striker Lukaku from under the noses of Premier League rivals Chelsea in one of the summer's biggest football stories and Crespo believes that the signing of the big Belgian will give United the edge they need to claim the title.

The reasons are diverse but majority agree that the impact of playing in Europe coupled with what has been a rather disappointing transfer market will not allow Antonio Conte's men to keep their top spot.

Costa was involved in 27 goals last season (20 goals, seven assists), a huge level of production his fellow Spain worldwide Morata now must provide.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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