Manchester City slickers are the Premier League hot favourites for Metro's team

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- the first ever Premier League goal was scored by Brian Deane, for Sheffield United against Manchester United on August 15, 1992.

"They have signed Bakayoko from Monaco to replace Matic, but he has to come in and hit the ground running because Chelsea want to go far in the Champions League and defend the Premier League trophy", Wright told BBC Sport.

His display in the first leg was one the the best any opposition player has delivered at the Etihad in recent seasons, with his ability to retain possession and create chances for his teammates carving City open on a number of occasions.

Manchester United will be back in the Champions League after winning Europa League.

All these clubs are expected to be among the top contenders for the title this season. We got a central midfielder, a striker, obviously the 25 per cent would be for a player from the sides, but we have players. Romelu Lukaku will play every game but Manchester United don't score a lot.

Chelsea remains a solid play, particularly after adding Alvaro Mota to their front line. It's not just for his qualities but my relation with him and the way I know him'.

What To Expect: Newcastle will not need much time to settle down in the top tier. They now look like a mid-table side at best, their title win a distant memory.

That's three fewer than Dele Alli, who scored 18 league goals from midfield in arguably a more hard league.

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If Tottenham were playing at White Hart Lane I'd have them as champions.

I did take Watford out of my picks because I think Andre Gray is a good signing for them and could make the difference. Subsequently, the talisman was amicably released after which he chose to stay in England to undergo his rehabilitation at the Red Devil's Carrington complex.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has assembled a side capable of holding their own against anyone, but for two years in a row they have fallen short in the title race.

Bernardo Silva says Pep Guardiola's football philosophy was a key factor in his decision to sign for Manchester City.

The Premier League kicks off a new season tonight with millionaire players entertaining the more modestly paid fans packed into stadiums and on TVs.

If it is, no matter - here are 11 things you might have forgotten from the end of last season, starting with... "It was a big opportunity for me".

I don't see Jesus being as prolific and might have to play out wide with Aguero central, so they will share the City goals. 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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