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Chris Hughton's Brighton have come a long way

Chris Hughton's Brighton have come a long way

When manager Chris Hughton surveys the team-sheet for his side's opener against Manchester City, he will see an opposing line-up bolstered by over £200 million ($264.8 million, 233.5 million euros) of new signings.

The heavy price tag seemed to have had an impact on the young England International.

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Watford are yet again under new management, but bookmakers are predicting another season of toil for the Hornets, pricing them at 15-8 for the drop.

The Citizens have been Premier League champions twice in the last seven seasons and with Pep Guardiola still on the bench enter this season with the biggest favorites, alongside Chelsea, for picking up the trophy.

Key players: Anthony Knockaert was named Championship Player of the Season past year. They also have a solid defence led by German Christopher Schindler, who played in every game last season and completed almost 300 clearances and close to a 100 interceptions.

The Seagulls have won just one of their last five opening fixtures to a league season (D1 L3).

The striker will also have the extra game-time in Europe to contend with, something he didn't have at Everton in what will be a gruelling season.

New manager Frank de Boer starts the campaign in a very safe position and will be given time to exert his methods onto the squad, but surely not for too long.

The Amex Stadium will be a great addition to any Premier League away day
The Amex Stadium will be a great addition to any Premier League away day

"The season that happened wasn't just about what happened in our box".

Costa enjoyed a special relationship with Eden Hazard with the pair linking up well. This season will be important in developing a brand of football that allows this Palace team to thrive and build sustainably into the future following underperforming campaigns. We will get the answer only in time.

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If you're interested in authenticity in terms of licenses but would still prefer a more cartoonish take on football, Mobile Soccer League is the game you definitely ought to try as this curious creation attempts to bring the best of both worlds into a single package, and also comes with a dedicated Premier League mode. Save that date in your diary if you're a Manchester United fan.

Hughes will be hoping his striker will replace the goals in his side lost by the departure of Marko Arnautovic who has joined West Ham United and Jon Walters who departed for Burnley.

But has the poor run of form for Manchester's giants affected the city's well-earned reputation as a football hotspot?

The arrival of Nemanja Matic will bolster the midfield, but goals were the problem for United past year and much rests on Romelu Lukaku who cost £76 million. The 105-million-euro signing had a good first season, but fell well short of what was expected of a then world-record signing.

Spending such enormous amounts on players are not without the attendant pressure and, with the League season yet to kick off, bookmakers are already taking bets on which of the three will score the most number of goals.

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