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Crespo tips Man United to win Premier League

11 August 2017

The Brazil worldwide was named Chelsea's Player of the Year in Mourinho's final season at Stamford Bridge but found himself relegated to the bench under Antonio Conte.

Despite Arsenal seeing the lowest level of price growth in the league, rivals Tottenham have seen prices increase by 4.5% in the past year, handing them the bragging rights off the pitch at least.

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The Clarets have just sold Andre Gray to Watford for £18 million to rob Dyche of his key striker on the eve of the new campaign.

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Although Conte has brought in striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, he is finding it hard to sell another forward - Diego Costa. The champions had a close race to the finish with Tottenham Hotspur snapping at their heels till the last.

But sometimes I think you must accept this insane transfer market and accept different decisions.

By contrast, Everton are the highest-rated team United will play until October, although they then meet Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea virtually back to back.

For a serial collector of trophies at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, finishing his first season in English football without a single title was an unusual feeling for Guardiola.

Wayne Rooney will make his first league start for Everton since returning to Goodison Park from Manchester United, but it will be his third competitive appearance in his second spell with his boyhood club.

New signing from Monaco, Tiemoue Bakayoko, will not play a part since he has not yet been able to train with the Blues, but Alvaro Morata is set for his Premier League bow after playing in the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal.

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So what are the similarities to last season? It's just that Phil is not available for us and for me that's the bigger issue. July 1 came and went as all clubs tried to outdo each other by announcing new signings in the more creative/ludicrous way.

The danger for Chelsea is that the harmonious atmosphere re-established by Conte after Mourinho's bitter departure is eroded.

United drew 10 of their 19 home league games as they registered the top-flight's seventh-best record in front of their own fans.

"I am not happy", said Benitez, a Champions League victor with Liverpool, "but at the same time for me it's a challenge". The 24 names that featured for the Blues included the exiled Costa and departing Loic Remy, as well as academy youngsters Andreas Christensen, Charly Musonda Jr., Jeremie Boga and Fikayo Tomori, who can list one Premier League appearance between them. We are the most physical league.

In a new Big Call social media video, the Argentine goal machine names Romelu Lukaku as the best signing of the summer transfer window and backs the Belgian to win the Golden Boot and fire Manchester United to the Premier League title.

Bournemouth and Southampton will face off in the Premier League again this season having drawn in their last encounter. I think he will score a lot of goals, I really do'.

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"Matic was very important and sometimes you could look past him at other players like [N'Golo] Kante, Hazard, who catch the eye, but he played a very positionally disciplined role for Chelsea with the way they go forward".