Manchester City jet off to Brighton ahead of Premier League opener

TAMMY ABRAHAM

TAMMY ABRAHAM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that the club will not spend like they did this summer again as he looked to overhaul the squad.

I have some concerns about Crystal Palace, though, and I think the club's owners will be crossing their fingers after appointing Frank de Boer.

Burnley - It was a decent season for it last time, but this one will be far tougher and it hasn't signed the quality to keep its status in the Premier League.

"The last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full backs". There's a gulf between Albion and City.

Guardiola looks set to hand the youngster his Premier League debut on Saturday as the Citizens travel to Brighton for the opening weekend of the new season. If not, then we're going to be ready to get the three points.

"We are going to play both systems".

Their summer signings have improved the team and I don't think Pep Guardiola has stopped spending yet.

I hate giving my predictions before the transfer window shuts. People say in first press conference we are favourites.

"We played good games against four unbelievable teams".

"Everybody expected him [Guardiola] to come and work his magic but I thought that he was the manager that had the biggest job and the biggest task in front of him".

Wagner undoubtedly made the best of what he had last term and they will be relying on another unified team effort this year. "That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that".

If Tottenham were playing at White Hart Lane I'd have them as champions. I'm going to be fearless 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. I think we're in for plenty of goals and a decent City win.

"It's a big competition, lots of people and watching, so maybe it was an important match in my career".

"For me he is a brilliant manager because of his personality; he wants to play his football and doesn't want to change", Bruno added.

"If they stay there this year, the confidence they will get from that".

"They were very good offensively last season and everybody could see defensively that's where the problem was".

City have spent nearly £150m on the current transfer window and only one of his five signings to date has not been to strengthen his back-line. Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez returns to the Premier League after spells in Spain and Germany.At Liverpool, Salah is also embarking on his second spell in England and has impressed with four goals in pre-season friendlies.BIG REPUTATIONLacazette comes to Arsenal with a big reputation after netting more than 20 league goals in each of the past three seasons with French side Lyon.Comparisons have been drawn to Thierry Henry, but even Arsenal's prolific striker took time to adjust to English physicality, failing to score in his first eight games after his arrival from Juventus.