"Born strong" - Wenger delighted with powerful Kolasinac's instant impact

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the press conference

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the press conference

After Sunday's Community Shield, Chelsea are Sky Bet's 7/2 joint-second favourite for the Premier League alongside Manchester United with Arsenal trading at 10/1.

Chicharito is back in England. Since his signing, Chelsea have won 2 titles in the last 3 seasons.

"It's very important to find a good physical condition and to understand our idea of football". Andrew Robertson and Mohamed Salah are decent signings, but if they fail to get Naby Keita, Liverpool too would need a midfielder to beef up their starting 11. This often means he comes out of such situations with ease. "The reality is totally different", he told ESPN.

Last campaign saw plenty of contenders - from Olivier Giroud, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Emre Can, but even those goals don't make an appearance in the top ten.

Arsene Wenger talks up the potential of versatile defender Sead Kolasinac, but confesses that he "had a hesitation" about using him against Chelsea.

Fourth last season, Liverpool have signed relatively modestly, adding Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke and Andrew Robertson to their ranks. "It will be the most difficult of my career as a coach", the Italian said.

"We want to be united and together throughout the season". Can Morata fill his shoes?

"For sure it was a pity to lose the game, to lose the FA Cup final against Arsenal after a really great season for us", he added.

The left-back got the Gunners back into the game, with a well placed header beating Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois. The pressure is always the same. I think it's not right to tell this through the press. And things didn't quite pan out according to script.

Jon Walters made the switch from Stoke City to Burnley in July, following a 2016/17 campaign that saw him net four goals from 23 Premier League games for the Potters.

Chances are that Chelsea won't finish that low, but the London club barely look capable of mounting a fruitful defence. "I didn't see the images".

However, the addition of Nemanja Matić from Chelsea in the Red Devils' engine room may just tip the balance in the favour of José Mourinho's men. It was a remarkable achievement, but the Blues were helped enormously by a lack of European football testing the legs of their small first-team squad. This looks simple on paper but hard to put in action. If you want to buy a top player, you must be ready to spend this money: £200m. Matic is not afraid to try shots from deep unlike someone like Michael Carrick.

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