Bale Comments On Real Future & Man Utd Links

I think we have addressed the defensive issues that we had last season and the players Guardiola has brought in are strong and fast.

Manchester United are still in the market to sign a wide player in the summer transfer window, according to Simon Stone.

"Last season in my first press conference we were the favourites so nothing has changed".

Though his ACL injury has temporarily halted his development as a Chelsea star, there is no doubt that Zouma has the potential to become one of the best defenders in the world with the right coaching.

Arsenal also embarks on a new campaign uncertain whether it will hold onto a key member of its squad. And with the signing of Brazilian Ederson, they seem to have taken care of that.

Neither Bravo nor his replacement Willy Caballero, now of Chelsea, made it into the top 21 goalkeepers for saves in 2016-17.

Gareth Bale has distanced himself from transfer rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United.

And following his latest post on Instagram, in which the 35-year-old former PSG striker shared four videos of his workout regime, it's easy to see why Jose Mourinho is so keen to keep Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford for a while longer. Arsene Wenger went through a lot of criticisms last season, before agreeing on a new two-year contract. They also have the best defence in the league, letting in only 26 goals last season and with one of the youngest teams in the league, we can only expect them to get better. Nine of 10 writers picked Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea to win, and eight picked Manchester City, though Jasper thinks Brighton could spring a shock in their first Premier League match. It was a consolation for not winning the match, I guess.

Spurs earned two points more than champions Chelsea in home games, but were nine worse off than the Blues on the road. However, after telling Costa that his future lies away from the club and record signing Alvaro Morata adjusting to his new surroundings, Conte may be forced to rely on Batshuayi more than ever.

Here he picks his Premier League teams to beat, bolter to watch out for and the clubs set for relegation.

The Gunners offered little protection to goalkeeper Petr Cech a year ago, conceding 44 goals, which was the worst record of the big six.

It is very hard to see Mourinho's side being so mediocre again in the league this time around, however, and they have bought solidly this summer.

As for Man City, many experts are predicting Guardiola's team to be the one lifting the Premier League trophy at the end of the season.

Of those, 167 were on target, making Cech far busier than his goalkeeping rivals.

However, pre-season (and the first half of the UEFA Super Cup) indicated that United may actually try a back three at times too.

Vanessa Coleman

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