Alan Pardew backs Manchester United for Premier League title

Manchester City

Manchester City

A glance at recent Premier League history has provided all the motivation Conte requires as the Chelsea manager plots his team's title defence, which gets under way against Burnley on Saturday.

"I might be alone in this, but I fancy Arsenal to go well".

Having ended months of speculation by signing a new two-year contract, he is looking forwards and says that if the team put on a united front, the fans will fall into line behind them. Following an impressive season, he extended his contract to 2020, before architecting Brighton's automatic promotion to the 2017-18 Premier League after a 2-1 win at home to Wigan. "The trend has always to come from the team". The leap from City's academy to the star-filled first team has proved to be too big for most, but Foden appears good enough to make the transition.

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But amid that call for diplomacy, President Trump and other members of the administration have ratcheted up their rhetoric. It was known the two sides had discussions to secure the June release of an American university student.

Having been capped 97 times for his country, Busquets would bring priceless experience to Guardiola's side this season as they try to produce the goods in both Premier League and Champions League competition. "Do they want it to happen again?"

With a truce brokered, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sanctioned the club-record £58 million signing of forward Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid and a £34 million deal for Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko. Gabriel and Santi Cazorla are definitely out.

"In the Premier League you can not afford to let it slip, you have to be ready from the first game until the end". There is only so much ground Fabregas and Kanté can cover, and after selling Matić and Oscar, Chelsea will be playing with players who may not perform at a level to win the league.

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Wall Street saw a stock sell-off on Thursday as rising tensions between the US and North Korea filled investors with worry. US stocks opened higher on Friday after suffering their worst single-day losses since mid-May on Thursday.

After going into last season as defending champions, only for a close shave with relegation to cost manager Claudio Ranieri his job, Leicester are targeting stability under Craig Shakespeare. They have spent so many millions since Ferguson left, it is about time that they turn that money into serious silverware.

Spaniard Iborra has been ruled out of the trip to the Emirates Stadium with a groin strain and joins centre-back Robert Huth and midfielder Danny Drinkwater on the sidelines.

The 20-year-old has shaken off a minor injury which he sustained in his Leicester City debut last Friday to resume training.

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It is now on track for its biggest weekly drop since the week before the November 8 USA presidential election. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped 1.69%, while mainland markets saw the Shanghai Composite dip 1.04%.

While the move is not likely to materialise, it gives us an idea of what Pep wants from his players and what kind of profiles the club is targeting.

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