Pressure on Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho to deliver on investment

Pressure on Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho to deliver on investment

Pep Guardiola will resist a tactical shift at Manchester City this season, having backed his raft of big-money singings to fit last season's often stuttering gameplan.

"The Premier League is the most competitive league in the world and Arsenal are one of the best clubs in it, year after year they've shown their consistency", said Shakespeare.

Such expenditure has raised eyebrows in some quarters, but Guardiola insists the expensive revamp of his squad was necessary... I am backing him to deliver this time around, though.

Crespo added: "I think the top four will be Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal".

"It's the price you have to pay for such a big transfer". The Premier League is much deeper, standard wise, than the Bundesliga and La Liga versions, where his Bayern Munich and Barcelona teams won League titles with consummate ease....here, in England, teams floating around mid and low reaches of the table have a nasty ability to bite and take points off the "big boys" when least expected - and that hurt City previous year, dropping points at Middlesbrough, Southampton, Leicester amongst others. While the results didn't always go their way, the Clarets more often than not made things hard for the best teams in the Premier League. Get in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook. Pep Guardiola values attacking full-backs and in, Benjamin Mendy, Danilo and Kyle Walker the Spaniard has gone out and bought three of the best in the world. I don't think I have to adapt to the Premier League but rather to my new coach. With the Chilean entering the a year ago of his contract, he's primed to sign the biggest deal of his career this summer.

4 - Romelu Lukaku is only the 4th player to score 80+ Premier League goals before the age of 24 (Owen, Rooney and Fowler). And if they lose Philippe Coutinho between now and the end of the transfer window they won't reach the top four. Since moving from Chelsea earlier this summer, the 19-year-old Englishman has turned heads in every appearance he made on the Reds' preseason tour. I hope that is reflected on the pitch.

Neville sends 'horrendous' message to Chelsea about new Man United signing
Chelsea will begin the defence of their Premier League title when they take on Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Morata has also laid down a goal target for himself ahead of the new Premier League season, as reported by the Dailymail .

"I think it is unsustainable", Guardiola said.

Gunners fans watched their team win the curtain-raiser last Sunday and maybe they'll be happy for a while. He's only 21, and should continue to improve with experience.

A forward line that includes talents such as Serio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and David Silva is better than anything else in the division and would cause any of the top teams in Europe problems. But it is going to be a helluva lot of fun to see him come out in a blue shirt once again.

Between Isco and Luka Modrić, Manchester United's midfield looked feeble compared to their Spanish opposition and even when United did manage to create a clear scoring chance, Pogba or Lukaku could find the net from less than ten yards out.

Cy Brown writes about soccer and other stuff for Sports on Earth.

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