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Chelsea's sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United surprises Frank Lampard

Graphic on the top 10 Premier League transfers for season 2017-2018 (Image) Chelsea stars in London for Premier League Kick Off event, Conte poses with young fan
Lucia Summers | 12 August, 2017, 04:29

"Andre had a year left on the contract, it is a normal football business". United haven't lifted the Premier League trophy since 2013, which was Sir Alex Ferguson's last season in charge.

Across all matches last season, United's shot conversion was woeful, with just 9.14 per cent of their total shots ending up in goals. With the new signings, Mourinho could line his team in a variety of ways but a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1 looks set to be the preferred formation.

However, the loss of Kyle Walker and recent revelations regarding Danny Rose may upset the balance of the side and there's no doubt that they tend to struggle at their temporary home of Wembley.

After a summer of exceptionally high spending from domestic teams and overseas, this season should prove to be a spectacular display of all-star football.

What happens if it's a draw on points?

Away fans' pubs: I had to ask a mate, because I'm not a regular pub-goer on matchdays. The bigger the goal difference, the better.

The Brazilian also gave his thoughts on the difference between Conte and Mourinho in their approach to football and coaching. "You must be prepared to fight very hard". We are the most physical league.

"They have weakened their own team and strengthened Manchester United, who now have a better chance of winning the Premier League than Chelsea".

Chelsea are the defending Premier League champions but few people expect them to retain their crown this season. This is called being promoted.

London 2017 organisers quarantine hotel floor after gastroenteritis outbreak
Athletes from Germany and Canada were among those who stayed at the Tower Hotel in London who got sick last week. Two athletes due to compete were forced to withdraw from their events after complaints of uneasiness.

Abraham will have a wise tutor in Fernando Llorente, if the Spaniard stays at Swansea, and another successful season could see him return to Stamford Bridge ready to challenge for a first-team place.

"This league is not easy".

Is there a prize for second place?

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare, meanwhile, hopes the Foxes can end their Arsenal hoodoo - they've yet to beat the Gunners in the Premier League era.

In fact, only 16 players now at Chelsea have started a Premier League match in their careers - the joint-lowest total of any Blues squad at the beginning of a season in the Roman Abramovich era. Since joining the Premier League, the Belgian has had four seasons of 15-plus goals, and past year he was on the scoresheet for a whopping 25 times.

The Champions League competition is played on Tuesday and Wednesday, while the Premier League is mostly played on Saturday and Sunday.

Liverpool are in a similar situation, with seven of their last 10 games coming against teams predicted to be in the bottom half of the table.

Arsene Wenger's men allowed their opponents to take 432 shots against them last season, which was sixth best in the league and well below City, who topped that category by only allowing 301.

As mentioned earlier, beneath the Premier League is the Championship.

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