PREMIER LEAGUE 2018-19: 5 new signings to watch out for

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PREMIER LEAGUE 2018-19: 5 new signings to watch out for

"I always made it clear that what I wanted was to stay in the club".

Although Conte won the FA Cup at Wembley in May, the Italian paid the price for Chelsea's slump from league champions to fifth place, leaving the West London club out of the Champions League.

Guardiola's team wrapped up their pre-season preparations by sweeping aside Chelsea in the prestigious friendly at Wembley yesterday. I was focused in the final, so we will just see'.

"We were really impressed when he arrived", Guardiola added of Aguero.

Sergio Aguero celebrating his goal for Manchester City. Play from the back, attack where possible and show some ambition.

"I think it's good news for us for the season".

Hudson-Odoi was a rare bright spot for Chelsea, with subdued Spain striker Alvaro Morata offering little evidence he can make amends for last season's flop. But I have my head here and I intend to continue in the club unless the club wants to sell me.

"Yes. He was [ready] last season".

It is still possible for players to transfer out of Premier League clubs to other leagues, for instance Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois could be sold to Real Madrid after the August 9th deadline, but Chelsea will need to recruit their replacement before then.

But they produced a controlled and efficient performance to secure their third piece of silverware in the past six months.

He didn't have too much of an impact for Manchester City last season but Bernardo Silva is set to race out of the traps in 2018/19, coach Pep Guardiola pointing out how happy he is with the winger.

"In this moment, there is a little difference - maybe not little - between us and City", Sarri said.

BBC reports that players were allowed water breaks during the game and some City players sitting on the bench had wet towels over their heads to try to protect them from the intensity of the sunshine.

While Sarri is required to talk up their hopes of getting their season off to a flier, this 59-year-old tactician may well be offering these comments for public consumption in a bid to disguise a less palatable reality.

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