OPINION: West Ham United in a better place than last season

Sábado, 12 Ago, 2017

"My work last season to face teams in the Europa League with commitment was hard, this season it is not hard to motivate for playing Real Madrid, Barcelona, the top English teams, Bayern Munich and Juventus".

The manager confirmed that the Manchester club is in talks to re-sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is recovering from a knee ligament injury. Despite being held in the box, Giroud got up and powered a header just over the bar, unleashing a roar at the Emirates from fans who were expecting the worst as Leicester's lead carried on into the match.

Given the equitable revenue distribution of the league's television fees, it isn't unrealistic to expect a new club to rise above their current standing. His long stride sees him cover ever blade of grass, he can play the ball, and he can hit belters with either foot.

For both Manchester City and Manchester United, last season was a disappointment. Yes, we do have a couple of worrying injuries at the moment, but in all fairness, we can manage.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola set the tone with a series of early deals that took his spending in this window to an eye-watering £218 million.

"In my initial analysis, coming from January and progressing through the months, I was thinking about four players", Mourinho said.

"Twenty-five per cent means one of four", Mourinho told a news conference on Friday.

"Arsenal and Everton are in the Europa League and they have to play Thursdays".

We have seen in the past that at least one promoted side can have a memorable opening-day win-could it be the Terriers who make the headlines? In any case, the ease with which he was exploited by London neighbours Tottenham and Arsenal in the second half of the season may come to be viewed as a template, a potential chink in the Blues' armour. However, there is a chance that Marcus Rashford gets the nod over Jesse Lingard after the youngster impressed against Los Blancos. Kick-off is scheduled for Sunday at 16:00 BST, and the referee will be Martin Atkinson. After Claudio Bravo's struggles last season a new goalkeeper was essential, while Bernardo Silva should reduce the reliance on Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva for midfield creativity.

"It's not just hope it's convinced that the quality of the team will be better, I have conditions to deliver a better one than the first". But three points are three points, and Arsene Wenger will surely be happy to take them into next Saturday's match at Stoke City. Physically dominant, aggressive, and with a fierce determination to never get beaten in the air; Tony Pulis can be proud of his scouting team.

The English Premier League is back for its 26th edition, a milestone year for England's top league. The two sides have both figured in the transfer market as well, with Arsenal signing Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac while holding onto Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez (thus far, anyhow), while Leicester has brought in Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City and is widely expected to be dealing Riyad Mahrez prior to the Aug. 31 deadline. His style is so innately British, he is bound to be a hit at the Hawthorns.