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Premier League table 2017/18

13 August 2017

The Two-time Premier League winners have focused on bolstering their defence, with the aim of dethroning defending Champions Chelsea this season.

The Etihad club finished third last season, 15 points behind winners Chelsea. City have been the among the biggest spenders in the transfer market this summer, having paid in the region of £200 million pounds so far.

Signing Walker was particularly eye-catching.

NO MORE PITCH DESIGNSThe Premier League has banned pitch patterns and designs for the 2017/18 campaign.

Danilo has also signed from Real Madrid in what takes City's over £200m with a few other squad signings.

With the Premier League celebrating its 25-year anniversary, now seems as good a time as any to put together a starting eleven of the best players that the league has had to offer.

Manchester City overwhelmingly the pick to win 2017-18 title
City is much more equipped to launch a sustained title challenge, with Guardiola close to having his ideal squad. Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan; Saltor, Dunk, Duffy, Suttner; Knockaert, Stephens, Sidwell, March; Groß; Murray.

However, given the way Kane has done it for the last two seasons you'd had to say he's decent value at 3/1, but you'd have to ask whether playing at Wembley is going to effect him.

Mendy also struggled with injuries last season but still managed to make 25 Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco as Leonardo Jardim's side won France's top flight, contributing five assists. "The reality is totally different", he told ESPN.

The danger for Chelsea is that the harmonious atmosphere re-established by Conte after Mourinho's bitter departure is eroded. Striker Diego Costa appears set to leave but can Alvaro Morata replace his fellow Spain international's goals?

City have spent nearly £150m on the current transfer window and only one of his five signings to date has not been to strengthen his back-line.

"I think if you see the team last season and this season, the four [pre-season] games we played, the fundamentals are the same", he said. "I am so grateful to my physios to control the amount of work". Brazilian Ederson is believed to be the answer to their goalkeeping troubles and Portugal's Bernardo Silva is a classy addition to the midfield. But the solution is not changing players every season.

Arsenal also embarks on a new campaign uncertain whether it will hold onto a key member of its squad.

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Arsenal kicked things off against Leicester on Friday Night Football, but there are hundreds of games between that opening game of the season and the trophy eventually being handed out.

Losing Sanchez would jeopardize Arsenal's attempt to rejoin the elite. When Arsene Wenger brought Henry to Highbury, he looked lost as a player.

The Seagulls are back among English football's elite for the first time since 1983 after boss Chris Hughton guided them to the Championship runners-up spot last term.

Everton have splashed out on young English talents like Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane, as well as bringing Wayne Rooney back to the club after his record-breaking 13-year spell at Manchester United.

Brighton and Huddersfield were promoted alongside a Newcastle side making an instant return to the Premier League.

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