Jesus welcomes Aguero competition on trophy charge for Manchester City

Jesus welcomes Aguero competition on trophy charge for Manchester City

The 20-year-old's instant impression left Aguero - largely unchallenged as the club's premier forward since signing from Atletico Madrid in 2011 - on the bench, although Jesus suffering a broken metatarsal against Bournemouth in February earned him a reprieve. "We were able to buy Kyle and there are other English players I'd like to have but we are so happy with what we've done".

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola set the tone with a series of early deals that took his spending in this window to an eye-watering £218 million.

"It's going to be tough, very tough".

Pascal Gross has urged Albion to keep their wits about them for 90 minutes and beyond against Manchester City. And then there's Morata, a demonstrably fine striker who has never yet quite looked at home. If they help City to win the title, their price tags will be irrelevant. 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. While the selflessness was encouraging, the darting run in behind showed Iheanacho has lost none of his edge, and with a run of games, this could be the season he betters his tally of eight goals and two assists in 2015/2016. So many questions make this good game to start the new campaign. I feel the same pressure at Barcelona when I arrived. We spent, of course, but all the teams spent - except maybe Tottenham.

I, for one, am glad to see the Premier League return! Diego Costa's summertime dance of defiance in Brazil is a subtle clue that he'll be off soon too. "My friends had helped me to come up with it as a tribute to her", he explained.

TN: Chelsea's squad isn't capable of standing up to the rigours of league and Champions League action, but a home start against Burnley will hand the Conte's men the ideal start to the new campaign.

'He's learning all the time, and I don't think anybody can dispute what a brilliant manager he is, ' said Hughton of Guardiola.

"We always had that so my teams always had the goalscorer, we always had the guy that scores more goals, but then we had the winger that scored 15 goals, we had the midfield player who scored 10 goals, we had the central defender that scored five goals".

'We probably have to concentrate on the levels that we can affect.

Pep Guardiola believes that top clubs are forced to pay over the odds for quality players but says the premium is even greater when dealing with Premier League clubs. I think we're in for plenty of goals and a decent City win.

Jamie Vardy then capitalised on awful defending to twice put the Foxes ahead either side of Danny Welbeck's equaliser before Arsene Wenger sent for the cavalry.

'Obviously [we wanted] a player for another position playing from the sides, but we have players and if you cannot strengthen the team in these areas, we have people that we trust and we go for it'. We are getting a bad price on this bet so I would avoid it. That being said, the over 2.5 goals looks like a good bet.

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