5 key talking points ahead of the new Premier League season

Bessie Dean
August 13, 2018

That's despite the odds of achieving survival being stacked against them, with fellow promoted clubs Fulham and Wolves investing heavily over the summer. I want to progress and get better again and I want to win more trophies.

Not making any acquisitions in the summer transfer window and having nine players representing teams that reached World Cup semifinals have Mauricio Pochettino in a fix.

The playmaker was a fundamental part of Sarri's midfield in Naples, dictating their tempo as they pushed Juventus all the way in last season's Serie A title race.

"The core of the group is the same and the boys worked hard to get here", said Ralls. "The club have also made some great signings, but I believe that we have the quality to beat Arsenal and make a strong start to the season which is our aim".

"They are not fit and ready but we have needs".

The Bluebirds are no strangers to being written off, nor are they to leaving the doubters red-faced.

One of Mourinho's most trusted lieutenants Nemanja Matic will miss the start of the season due to surgery on an abdominal injury, while Eric Bailly and Ander Herrera are also doubts after picking up knocks in United's final pre-season friendly defeat by Bayern Munich.

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Arsenal's first team left backs aren't available, Sead Kolasinac is now injured and Nacho Monreal just returned to training so he isn't ready for the match against Pep Guardiola's men and the manager has hint that Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be chosen in that position on Sunday.

"We are comfortable and confident with the way we are starting the game tomorrow". "We believe a lot in our players and why not repeat a similar season like a year ago or the season before, and with more experience?" No points from Emery's opening two games is a distinct possibility - and one which would give the divided fanbase something new to rant about.

"The Premier League is tough no matter who you are playing". But strong performances in Russian Federation weren't a necessity when it came to Premier League clubs deciding whether to spend the fruits of soccer's biggest television contracts.

However, his shot at the big time has finally arrived, and Ralls feels a sense of pride ahead of his first taste of Premier League football tomorrow.

Hello good day and welcome to our continuous and comprehensive coverage of the 2018/19 English Premier League which kicked off yesterday with Man United getting a hard-fought 2-1 win over Leicester at Old Trafford.

Asked if nothing would happen in or out before the Premier League deadline at 5pm, he said: "The information I have is no (nothing will happen)".

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