English Premier League Odds: Manchester City Betting Favorite for Title

Antonio Conte led Chelsea to the title in May but a repeat is likely to be too big an ask

The last time Brighton played in England's top football division in 1983, having survived several crises.

The Red Devils take on West Ham United at Old Trafford in their Premier League opener on Sunday.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said the club will curb their transfer spending in future years after a huge outlay on players during the close season. I'm going to be courageous and say the game will finish 4-0.

Guardiola anticipates that he'll see an improvement in his defence but insists they need to be better at the other end of the pitch too if they are to compete for the Premier League. "Even people will say we conceded three goals, yes, but we scored four as well and the game was of quality".

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that the club's transfer business is 75 percent done but the club is still in the hunt for a winger.

"We [Lukaku and Pogba] talked about it last season, wondering if one day we would play together and it's happened this season so I'm very happy".

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"Scoring three goals away from home is a positive and we'll get back on the training field to make sure we sort the problems out".

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English Premier League Odds: Manchester City Betting Favorite for Title

"The last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full backs".

"Going forward, I don't think that there is anyone who can match us because we have so many attacking options and great players".

Arsenal is not just pursuing a first league title since 2004 but also a return to the top four - and Champions League qualification - after finishing fifth in May.

Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United could still sign one more player, but he will not be "crying" if they do not. I don't say the league because I have been in this league a long time. He has done so for three clubs, including for the Seagulls in the League Cup in 2008 - the last time the two sides met.

"But at some stage I opened the door for him because I knew that I had many strikers".

Mourinho has added Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic for a combined cost of £147 million but has lost Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney while Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young are long-term absentees through injury.

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent.

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It's not something urgent, it's nothing that you are desperate to have it done or not done. But we are involved in four competitions.