Conte desperate to improve Chelsea squad

Man Utd paid Chelsea £40m to sign Nemanja Matic

The 24-year-old believes the significant fee - a club record for Antonio Conte's side - means he is likely to face additional criticism but he says it is too early to judge his performances.

"I have sympathy for him [Conte]", the Arsenal manager said, "but do I..."

The Italian led the Blues from 10th the previous campaign to the Premier League trophy last season. In these 10 days he is improving his physical condition and is starting to understand what we want, but he needs time to understand to adapt to our style of football.

Frank Lampard
GETTY Frank Lampard believes Matic was the one who pushed through a move to Man Utd

The Premier League champions have signed four players this summer but have sold several squad players from last season's title win.

Since the end of last season, transfer records have been shattered across the country as over one billion pounds has changed hands in a frenzy that could well set a new high for a single window.

Morata has said previously that he was motivated to join Chelsea in order to work with Conte, who signed him for Juventus three years ago before leaving to take charge of Italy.

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Harry Maguire is expected to make his debut and Shakespeare said he was happy at the club's transfer business. Until we get a bid that is reasonable for Leicester, he will stay'.

"I heard whispers at the back end of last season that he wanted to go and even if the club can not come out and say too much about that, maybe there was an element of that in play here when this deal went through".

Swansea's purchase of Roque Mesa for 11 million pounds looks a bargain for a player whose slick passing stood out for Las Palmas last season.

"I admit it's a very important amount but I have the personality to play calmly and to stay on my path", Morata told Marca. "Because to finish with 93 points, to finish with 30 wins, it won't be easy". As a Chelsea fan you're always going to want more: 'Can we buy the best players? I feel I've put up a strong case for my two recommended bets but they could easily go the other way, and that's also true of my final wager.

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"Overall I believe that it's down to us".

Manchester City also sits as the +185 favorite on the odds to win the EPL title this season.

Arsène Wenger praises match-winner Olivier Giroud for staying at Arsenal
A feast of goals opened the Premier League season when Arsenal twice came from behind to beat Leicester City 4-3. Wenger, who has plenty of attacking options in his squad, added: "It's a long time since we had so much quality".

The Over/Under 2.5 Goals market is pretty much a coin toss, you wouldn't be surprised at all which way it went, so given that the "Overs" option can be backed at the price it can then that has to be the call.

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