It's far too early for the Premier League to start again

It's far too early for the Premier League to start again

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirms that summer signing Benjamin Mendy will miss Saturday's trip to Brighton & Hove Albion with a thigh injury.

All the defenders that left were in their 30s and Guardiola is excited about the energy and speed that his new signings will bring to the squad.

"Six players were out of contract".

"The next year I had some offers from overseas and took the step towards Manchester City and had another great year". Perhaps we've got to ensure that all our players give their all and hope that City are off-colour, but it can happen that way. "The market is so demanding for all the teams, not just Manchester City".

The main problem of the new football season is the absurdity of big-time football: the impossible sums of money, the reckless spending of it, salaries that make your nose bleed from sheer envy, the preposterous self-regard of so numerous players, the self-serving nonsense of the managers. They will actually be interesting round about the equinox, and by the time the clocks go back we will be as involved as ever.

"But it is going to finish, it is unsustainable".

Nothing epitomises summer short-termism more than West Ham's decision to spend a reported 36 million pounds on four players with a collective age of 119 years.

The 18-year-old right back made his senior debut for Liverpool in October and has only started two Premier League games. Expect Guardiola to keep changing systems through the season. 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. People say in [the] first press conference we are favourites.

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We don't want to be a selling club. "We have to be positive as it's the first game". I think having the depth in the squad is important.

"I am pleased with the business City have done in the transfer window so far".

"We did it earlier and we are lucky because it would be more expensive now", said the Catalan.

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"I never complained for one bad game or bad defeat, making excuses, never, even in Germany I never said that, never in my life I make an excuse about what happened".

I know I shall love this football season... just maybe not this week.

City's Arab billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour has invested more than £200m in new players for the coming season, adding to already impressive attacking options and upgrading identified "weak spots" at full-back and goalkeeper.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss presided over his first season without a trophy as a senior coach last term, as City failed to live up to their billing and fell well short of champions Chelsea.

"We know from working in preseason on the training pitch what our game plan is going to be in most games".