“I was surprised because selling to a direct rival isn’t the norm at the top end”, the BT Sport pundit said in an exclusive interview with ESPN FC.
Brighton could be the 31st different team that Sergio Aguero has faced in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Mourinho praised Matic’s display and the way United’s new boys continue to settle into his “amazing group”. It’s going to be tough for them.
‘If the club decides to loan out players for their development it is because they’re not ready to play for Chelsea, ” Conte explained.
Arsenal particularly struggled in that department away from home, with the 28 goals they conceded a key difference in performance compared to the likes of Chelsea (16), United and Spurs (both 17).
Referring to the club’s remaining transfer business, Mourinho said: ‘25% means one of four, and we got a central defender that can play in many other positions, which is important. “Some of the transfer fees are insane but it shows how good these players are”.
Although Wenger understands the former Juventus chief’s frustrations, the Frenchman insists that the problem could have been avoided had Chelsea not loaned out so many players during the summer months.
“It’s very hard to repeat (a title). I think also in this season, this will happen”.
“For sure they are trying to take another step and to try to fight for the title, to try to fight for the Champions League“. “They’ve had an outflux, a lot of players have gone but majority were squad players and young players who probably won’t affect the first XI that much”.
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“In our period of dominance he was what we want him to be: to move the ball in a simple way, to give balance to the team, to start building from the back”.
“I think he’s very similar in a way to Michael Carrick in a controlling midfielder, but what he brings what Michael doesn’t bring is a little bit of aggression which as I say he gets to the ball, he tackles, he allows other people to play”.
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