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Are Pep's men the team to stop? – Man City 2017/18 Season Preview
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12 Agosto, 2017

The football is sure to be great to watch and Guardiola is always a fascinating character to dissect - will this be the season his revolution properly kicks into gear?

Both Mourinho and Guardiola have spent big this summer, and both may spend again before the window closes. What is rather less clear, though, is the status of manager Slaven Bilic.

"If you see in the first games [last season] against Sunderland and especially against Steaua Bucharest, between last season and now, it's completely the same". However, they failed to build on that momentum in the subsequent season.

'There are some transfers that have gone ahead so far that are so above our levels you almost have to disregard them. Taking advantage of astronomical broadcast contracts and lucrative sponsorship deals, England's superpowers have been splashing the cash at an unprecedented rate.

Rose, 27, wants to win trophies and could quit Spurs for a move to a Premier League rival.

"Is Tiemoue Bakayoko a similar type of player to Matic?"

"The work starts from the day you get promotion".

"I can just say it's luck". His shooting is often derided as weak.

In order to maintain the league's star power, English clubs need to take a tougher stance on selling their best players.

Guardiola will hope goalkeeper Ederson, acquired from Benfica for £34.9 million, is less error prone than Claudio Bravo, whose dismal season was a major factor in City's failed title challenge. The defensive midfielder role looks a little fragile with Yaya Toure and Fernandinho both on the wrong side of 30.

The PSL has season ticket holders but it often does not show in the attendance at stadiums.

Gross knows what to expect at the Amex.

Demarai Gray's talent was never in question as he played his part whenever called upon in Leicester City's title winning season.

'That's why I came here.

Whilst Premier League teams have no problems attracting quality players, it is now time for them to upgrade their tactics.

Player transfers also help shape the opinion of fans and the media towards a respective club.

With South Africa's Premier Soccer league returning next week, there are certain elements the local soccer clubs can pick up from England, the world's biggest football league.

Ademola Lookman burst onto the scene by scoring against Manchester City in his debut for Everton.

Ashley Young, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rojo are all out of this match for the Red Devils.

Speaking of John Stones he is the perfect middle center-back for Pep.

"So although it will be difficult to get a point or three against Manchester City, it's not impossible".

Immediately after Brighton secured promotion to the top-flight for the first time in 34 years, their chairman Tony Bloom warned he would not break the bank in a bid to avoid relegation.


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