Diego Costa is sure to leave the Premier League...but if at the end he stays, there is no telling what could happen.
Having not finished below third in the Premier League during the Scot's reign, remarkably they have not finished higher than fourth since his retirement.
In one year, the 13-time Premier League champions have brought in Paul Pogba from Juventus for £89m, which was a world record transfer fee until PSG's signing of Neymar this transfer window, Romelu Lukaku for £75m from Everton, Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for £40m and Victor Lindelof from Benfica for £31m. He's made history everywhere with Porto, Inter and now he can do it with Manchester United.
All four are backing Manchester City for the title and expect Arsenal to miss out on the top four again, while Huddersfield and Brighton are given little hope of surviving. Last year, Chelsea - 10th place the previous year, with a new coach and a raft of new players - gelled quickly enough to coast to the title. It's not just for his qualities but my relation with him and the way I know him'. They then played three matches in the International Champions Cup, which included a 2-0 victory over Manchester City, a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid and a 1-0 defeat to Barcelona, before beating Valerenga 3-0 and then Sampdoria 2-1.
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The Portuguese coach concedes his squad is "similar" to the one he took charge of last season . What we had was midfielders, wingers, scoring, central defenders scoring goals at set pieces.
He said: "When I joined Manchester United a year ago I thought immediately that we needed a Matic kind of player". Full-backs were what they needed to fix and they've done that pretty well and firepower-wise they look pretty awesome.
In contrast, Arsenal fans in North London typically earn the most of all Premier League fans at £663 per week.
Defence, they say, wins you titles - and it is true. "But we have players and if we can not strengthen the team in these areas, we have players that we trust". "I am still getting to know my team-mates, but it has been very good so far and I am looking forward to the season".
He may need time, but make no mistake: writing off such a special talent now would be foolish.
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A performance like this, maybe somewhat hard to come by with the amount of action he will surely face. Yet the suspicion remains Conte enjoys the adversity he believes his club to be facing.
'I thought about Matic but I never like to go to players where I think it's an impossible mission (to sign them).
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.
The 20-year-old Chelsea striker is ready for the next stage of his career after scoring 26 goals on loan at Bristol City in the second tier last season. "I'm a big fan of his, both of his football and his humility".
Sergio Aguero was the man to open the scoring and a Lewis Dunk own goal completed City's win with 15 minutes to play. The £30million centre-back was fancied for a return to Manchester United but has ended up in Merseyside and, at 24, he could be a significant coup for a club that have shown plenty of ambition this summer.
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