Gerrard: Mourinho is trying to turn Man Utd in Chelsea

The ex-Chelsea boss threw his winners’ medal into the crowd following their Premier League triumph in 2006 and also gave away his medal following the 2015 Community shield.

They have weakened their own team and strengthened Manchester United, who now have a better chance of winning the Premier League than Chelsea.

After the English Premier League’s most wasteful top championship in the summer of 2017 is the Serie a Italian clubs for the first nine weeks of the transfer window spent nearly 750 million euros.

Burnley signed Jon Walters from Stoke during the summer to add to their Republic of Ireland contingent of Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Kevin Long and Stephen Ward.

He brings aggression to United’s midfield which is something I think they have been lacking“.

Ron Jones and Brian Kerr will be in the commentary box at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal’s defensive record will need to improve if they are to challenge for this season’s Premier League.

Nine of 10 writers picked Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea to win, and eight picked Manchester City, though Jasper thinks Brighton could spring a shock in their first Premier League match. The Gunners are looking to return to the top four after missing out past year for the first time in over two decades under Arsene Wenger. The most successful club in English history, the Red Devils were in the elite elite of the elite class, but they genuinely haven’t been the same since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, going out in style with that season’s Premier League title.

“I think they’re in a real good position, the squad looks strong and I think how Rashford, Martial and Lukaku play will determine what happens”, said former United defender Gary Neville. Like with any eventual champion, we’ll need some luck with injuries to key players, and maybe an unexpected meltdown or two at some of the other challengers (E.g., Conte trying to fight one of his players during a game, Guardiola getting busted for systematic blood do-.nevermind).

With Matic now in a United shirt, it is unlikely Fabinho would be used to screen the defence, but his knowledge at right-back would be welcomed by the self-proclaimed Special One.

It doesn’t help Conte’s mood that France global Bakayoko is now out with a knee injury following Matic’s exit. “We’re not expected to beat teams like City”.

“[Conte] is a coach who works hard every day, works a lot of tactics and the physical part”. How far do you go with what they are asking for?

“Then you know very well that there are the surprises”.