Premier League 2017 odds: Chelsea among betting favorites on opening EPL weekend

Antonio Conte

With Man City spending around £202m on first team players and an astonishing £159m spent exclusively on defenders and goalkeepers, it would appear that Pep Guardiola finally has the right back line and goalie at City.

While the arrival of Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mandy and Danilo for the full-back role and Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson shows manager Pep Guardiola recognised the need to shore up his backline, the Spaniard's attacking philosophy is unlikely to change.

"People say in my first press conference we are favourites".

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Both Mendy and Walker are very attacking full backs, which should suit the Guardiola system well this season, as both Mendy and Walker had 5 assists in their respected leagues last season. Tottenham is a -150 favorite to win the game outright, with Newcastle paying +400 on a win and +290 on a draw.

Asked about extra pressure, he added: "It's the same pressure as I had last season". Guardiola is one of the world's super coaches having delivered trophy after trophy at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, playing some of the most impressive football in the history of the game. We have to deal with that and handle that. "Players here now are so young and will stay for the future".

Four of those new players cost more than £40m but that pales into insignificance compared to the €222m (£197m) Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar. "We are going to see at the end of the season what happens knowing how hard it is". "Sooner or later it's going to finish", he said.

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Guardiola has added five first-team players courtesy of an estimated £200million spending spree in the close-season, overhauling City's defence in particular. But not what happened this summer. If the club decides [I am] not able, we are going to take a solution.

"It's a wonderful game for the club and supporters, as a first game in the Premier League, but we have to make sure it's a good day for the team as well", said Hughton.

"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we spent this season", Guardiola said on Friday on the eve of his side's opening game of the new Premier League season at promoted Brighton and Hove Albion.

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Meanwhile, Stoke City's Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting arrives from Schalke with, if nothing else, the longest name in the league. My hard work to motivate people to play in the Europa League with ambition and responsibility was hard.

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