Pep Guardiola admitted Albion were a tough nut for Manchester City side to crack. OK, we cant say the bookies are always right (thank you Leicester City!) but there is a reason why City are heavy favourites to carry off the trophy next May....we reckon we've listed many of them here for you! The Seagulls - in the top flight of English football for the first time in their history - up against a Citizens side that has been heavily invested in over the course of the summer.
As expected, the left back had trouble dealing with Kyle Walker and most of Manchester City's joy came down their right-hand side.
"We had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League so we chose to put energy in the team for the next five, six years", he said. We were not able with those players to find a solution.
Tottenham, second last season, have not signed a single player yet; instead hoping that their young core will shift gears and perhaps take them to the league.
City will step out at the Amex Stadium with a backline alone bolstered to the tune of over £140m.
"That is why the club was clever to do that because we anticipated what we needed and we tried to do our best, not just for next season but the future".
"It's understandable that for the history of this club and our first game in the Premier League that it was going to be a big occasion".
I think Huddersfield might struggle given they were very inconsistent in the Championship run-in. Sooner or later it's going to finish. We saw what happened in many [other] games.
City's Arab billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour has invested more than £200m in new players for the coming season, adding to already impressive attacking options and upgrading identified "weak spots" at full-back and goalkeeper.
This seems to be the most likely formation Guardiola will opt for as we have seen in pre season a number of times.
Man City captain Vincent Kompany: "We had to patient the first half, they were defending well and they had a clear game plan, but we have quality in the team. I believe he can do well in the Premier League", Clement said. Such a simple thing appeared beyond Bravo last season, and though Ederson's lack of commitment to Suttner's cross in the 55th minute and the chaos that followed suggested he was not totally comfortable, a clean sheet is a good start. "It's the same pressure as I had last season".
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It's all change at Liverpool, too, where Lucas Leiva's move to Lazio means that Jon Flanagan is now their longest-serving player. How are they going to line up? "So between the players we lost and the players we got, I think we are in a similar situation".
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