Premier League 2017-2018 season kicks off

Premier League 2017-2018 season kicks off

During his news conference ahead of the Premier League season opener on Friday, Jose Mourinho said that he will not "cry" or "moan" if he does not end up obtaining that fourth and final player between now and August 31.

"I think they will be absolutely right up there".

Centre-backs Eric Bailly and Phil Jones return to the Manchester United squad for West Ham's visit to Old Trafford on Sunday, after being suspended for Tuesday's Super Cup defeat by Real.

"I saw last season how tough the league is - it doesn't matter who the top teams are".

"I think the top four will be Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal".

"The defending champions are without the injured Eden Hazard on Saturday, but I still think they will have too much for Burnley, who managed only one away win last season and rarely looked much of a threat on the road".

Manchester United have signed three players so far this summer after having tied up deals for Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic so far.

"I was very happy when I found out he wanted to count on me. City have had the luxury of buying three world class full-backs, I don't believe Pep will make the same mistakes, and that's why I'm banking on Manchester City".

"For us there are some great examples of teams that have gone up and stayed up".

Obiang is by all accounts a very good player himself and won't give Pogba a moments rest on the ball.

"We just develop that and we played with it in a couple of matches, Sampdoria and I think LA Galaxy, because it is something we are maybe going to do during the season".

"We have had a better pre-season than past year and we have the confidence levels of a team that has won a European competition and returned to the Champions League".

"We always had more goals with wingers, midfielders getting 10 goals, central defenders getting five goals and last season that did not happen much".

In the past two seasons, Chelsea and Leicester City have sacked their managers less than a year after winning the title.

Second season syndrome has more regularly been an affliction that sees teams found out after a year of success, sent off into a tailspin as results flounder.

An early goal for City could really fray the nerves, but if Brighton score first then it could get very interesting. However, they are yet to sign a wide player.