Transfer flurry in EPL for every team apart from Tottenham

11 August, 2018, 18:59 | Author: Marlene Myers
  • The transfer market can be a chaotic but occasionally rather predictable place

Pep Guardiola will have all his World Cup players to choose from for Manchester City's Premier League opener at Arsenal on Sunday.

Last season's top-two teams spent nothing yesterday.

It was the club's third title in six years, following on from their triumphs in 2012 and 2014, with the expectation that City could become the first team to retain the Premier League since 2009.

Given that United's team from this period is so well known, you're going to have to be quick with this quiz.

Vincent Kompany has warned Manchester City's rivals that the Premier League champions won't rest on their laurels as they aim to follow their record-breaking season with another title triumph.

Guardiola said: "The target is to win on Sunday and then, after that, (against) Huddersfield and then Wolves".

In their quest to end a 29-year wait to win the title, Liverpool weren't just the biggest spenders, but got their business done early and improved the key areas of Jurgen Klopp's squad that needed strengthening.

While Yogesh GC blamed the club executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for the "failed" summer, Jay Young predicted a "car crash" season ahead at Old Trafford, with Mourinho ready with his excuses. Why not try it again? "We just want to go up and that's it". Champion Manchester City had already signed winger Riyad Mahrez for a club-record £60-million ($100.6-million) from Leicester. Manchester United signed midfielder Fred, defender Diogo Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant last month, but manager Jose Mourinho was left frustrated in his efforts to strengthen the club's roster further. Guardiola insists he is perfectly happy with his group of players.

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"There's no reason to not trust in our squad and no reason not to believe in our club or believe in what we can do".

"I like to work with these guys, I enjoy it".

Gomes had a patchy two years at the Nou Camp but was excellent in his time at Valencia and, at 25, could have several years in him as the dynamic midfield presence they have lacked if his loan is turned permanent.

"The results I don't know, but the process of being together is nice".

He said this was possible after the pair returned in flawless condition from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Liverpool hope Alisson will solve a problem area for them in goal. "He's an excellent manager so it's good for the Premier League". Kepa may prove a world-class goalkeeper but on paper Chelsea have made a significant outlay to sign a weaker goalkeeper, while even as backup the arrival of Rob Green looks a touch desperate.

Despite sending the most players (16) of any club on the planet to the World Cup over the summer, City even have virtually a full squad to choose from after Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne returned to training in good shape and are fit to play.


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