"We are in a position to do quality work better than we did in the first season, so I am convinced that our second season, in terms of the quality of our team, is going to be better".
Having made his name at Huddersfield, manager Wagner has no doubts about his star midfielder's ability to cut it against the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and his old club City.
Stopping short of a guarantee, Mourinho believes an encouraging pre-season and success in the Europa League last season can propel his side to further success. Apart from the handicap of successfully defending EPL title wins and their Champions League participation, I think Chelsea will be close again. Every game is a battle, especially with the teams who arrive in the first four, five or six games - they are so complicated, especially away.
Mahrez saw an effort tipped over by Cech as Leicester looked to regain their advantage - something they did from the resulting corner as Vardy, completely unmarked, headed home the Algerian's set-piece.
As the country's top football competition, the Premier League is essentially duty-bound to provide the England national football team with as large a talent pool to choose from as possible.
If the answer is no you need to take a long, hard look at yourself. This is precisely what is happening in English football - the increase in available transfer funds has not been matched by a growth in the number of world-class players and prices have rocketed.
Nevertheless, Rose's questioning of Spurs' wage structure, transfer policy and squad depth in his Sun interview shed uncomfortable light on the strains endured by a club punching above their weight.
Even title winning Antonio Conte isn't completely satisfied with his team, adding Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger to bolster all areas of attack, midfield and defense.
The City boss says that transfer fees cannot continue to grow at the current case and expects them to level off at some point.
Everyone loves the opportunity of a fresh start in any aspect of their life. But the solution is not changing players every season.
Perhaps surprisingly, the surveyed Newcastle fans - widely regarded (perhaps unfairly) for being a bit parochial - said they would rather see Gareth Southgate's men lift the Jules Rimet than Rafa Benitez's Magpies do the business in the top flight in 2017/18.
Liverpool are set to turn down a £23m offer from Serie A champions Juventus to sign Germany international Emre Can.
City still appears too dependent on Vincent Kompany, its injury-prone center back and captain, while a new holding midfielder to replace 34-year-old Yaya Toure will probably be Guardiola's priority next summer.
I'm biased of course, but I think Arsenal might have the best squad in the EPL this year with the additions of Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac.
Mourinho later explained his decision to give away the medal, claiming it meant more to the child than to him.