COMMENT: This can be Manchester City's season in the Premier League


Yet Manchester United stole a march on him to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and while Manchester City have spent over £200 million ($264.8 million, 233.5 million euros), Chelsea seemed to be dawdling. And add to that, they don't buy the players they wanted.

The 39-year-old will help provide insight into the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League matches.

Chelsea have signed Tiemoue Bakayoko as a replacement, although the France global will miss the start of the season through injury.

The right back has become somewhat surplus to requirements at PSG, but his chances of signing for an English club have been thwarted due to his current ban from entering the country, due to an incident the player was involved in previous year. To come to a club like Chelsea and be number one, and to have to follow someone who's done it very well, there's pressure.

Neville was also sceptical about the strength of Chelsea's spine, with Diego Costa agitating for a move away from Stamford Bridge and Tiemoue Bakayoko an unproven force in the Premier League.

These loan deals allow Chelsea's youngsters to gain experience in England's top flight, but also the Blues know they are providing lower calibre teams with young players who have the ability to cause damage to their Premier League rivals.

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Last season, the Premier League saw each of its top five sides scored 77 goals or more.

In explaining his departure, Conte admitted how highly he rates the combative midfielder - further entrenching the belief that Matic was sold to Manchester United against the Chelsea manager's wishes.

With less than three weeks left in the transfer window, Chelsea now face an uphill struggle to get their squad back to the strength it was at previous year, yet alone improve upon it.

It was a tough season for Arsenal fans as Arsene Wenger's men failed to qualify for the Champions League. The Blues will put behind their defeat on penalty shootout in the Community Shield last weekend by Arsenal. These players need to step up this year.

'I find it fascinating they will let Diego Costa go - he must've been such a nuisance, ' he told Sky Sports. I want to have another life so I could spend more time there. Chelsea is an incredibly strong team, however, there are areas in that Manchester City can exploit, Victor Moses isn't a natural made wing-back hence why Chelsea were chasing Alex Sandro, Pep can really do damage to Chelsea if he gets Sane, Sterling or Bernardo Silva to run at him.