Conte didn't want Matic to leave

  • Conte didn't want Matic to leave

Conte didn't want Matic to leave

Friday night football was introduced last season with the experience beginning with Manchester United's home win against Southampton on 19 August.

In an off-season that has seen more than £1 billion (S$1.77 billion) invested in players, Mancunian rivals City and United have accounted for more than a third of that spending.

In turn, Atleti bag themselves a much-needed, prolific goalscorer, who knows the club and will fit straight in. Loans to Milan or Besiktas are the two likeliest solutions - and most sensible - as he would get games under his belt, playing in a competitive competitions such as Serie A and the Champions League and for teams with big prospects.

But newly-promoted Newcastle avoid the drop with an impressive 12th-place finish, while Brighton narrowly secure top-flight status.

Souness believes the timing of the Coutinho saga has left Klopp in a sticky situation, with Liverpool set to open their Premier League season away at Watford on Saturday, with the crucial Champions League play-off tie against Hoffenheim to follow.

See the predicted table below and scroll down to see the predicted outcomes of this weekend's opening games.

How have you found the transition from player to pundit so far?

"They are all great people and good friends".

Former Chelsea Legend, Frank Lampard, has joined BT Sports as a pundit and will make his debut for the broadcaster at the Community Shield.

Barcelona or Real Madrid throw insane money at Chelsea for Hazard, and he leaves town.

"United were crying out for a central midfielder with the qualities of Nemanja Matic". A fee of £40 million proved too substantial for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to turn down, even if manager Antonio Conte wanted to retain the midfielder he still called "very important for our team" yesterday.

Allied to their midfield woes is the ongoing Diego Costa situation.

If you fancy an upset at the Emirates the Foxes can be backed at 6/1 with bet365 to win, which on paper at least is a big price for a team who won the league the season before last.

"It's very hard to repeat [a title win]".

I certainly think that he's got the talent, and not it's up to him to be confident enough to come in and say "yes, I'm number one" and score 20+ goals a season, which would keep Chelsea right up there. "Obviously he went on to play for England but I felt that we learnt from each other and we did play well together but it's a new season".