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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects seven teams to be in the running for the Premier League title in 2017-18.

Antonio Conte lifted the Premier League title in May at the end of his first season as Chelsea manager, but the summer hasn't gone according to plan for the Italian.

Fans in Britain who have tuned into Sky Sports's nonstop coverage of the Premier League, have heard little talk about whether Leicester can upset Arsenal or if Tottenham can improve on last season's impressive second-place finish.

Ron Jones and Brian Kerr will be in the commentary box at Stamford Bridge.

His pace and power will be a hard proposition for any defender in the Premier League but he would need to work on his build-up play and first-touch, which was a matter of concern for the big Belgian in previous seasons.

"Manchester United are one of the top three football clubs in the world, no doubt about it, but the football club is one thing and the team's credentials going into a competition are another thing entirely", Mourinho said in an interview with UEFA. Since then, the title has eluded the Blues, as the former Shakhtar Donetsk player hopes to win the major honour besides eyeing more trophies.

The 36-year-old said he didn't want to sign for another Premier League club because he would have to play against his beloved Chelsea. It's not a place where they performed well - one win, one draw and three defeats in five games past year - as the pitch's added width makes their pressing game hard.

Arsenal have kept hold of their Chile forward Alexis Sanchez but he will be missing for the opening match of the season on Friday against visitors Leicester City, whose key player Riyad Mahrez has also been the subject of transfer speculation.

Javier Hernandez scored 37 goals in 103 Premier League games for Manchester United, netting a goal every 130 minutes for the club.

Brighton may not carry the spending power of Manchester City, but they have made some potentially useful signings.

"At the start of this season it's simple to tell that in this league, there are six top teams who should be fighting for the title".

Some of Burnley's relegation rivals have heavily invested on new players, with Dyche working under more restrained parameters. But now after the sale of Matic, we need to try to accelerate this process for Bakayoko after his injury. How far do you go with what they are asking for?

"They've been very successful over the past 10 to 15 years, so I think you have to have faith in that".


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