New faces on the Premier League merry-go-round


"Anthony Knockaert needs to be fit and flying as soon as possible. But it's not a party for us and we need to win".

Chris Hughton wants his Brighton players to go into the Premier League with no fear.

"For us, we're up against top-class opposition that will have more possession than we do". Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez returns to the Premier League after spells in Spain and Germany.At Liverpool, Salah is also embarking on his second spell in England and has impressed with four goals in pre-season friendlies.BIG REPUTATIONLacazette comes to Arsenal with a big reputation after netting more than 20 league goals in each of the past three seasons with French side Lyon.Comparisons have been drawn to Thierry Henry, but even Arsenal's prolific striker took time to adjust to English physicality, failing to score in his first eight games after his arrival from Juventus. If we do something good this season it's because we were together last season, and we know better, and I know better, and they know me better, and that's why it's easy.

I just think Manchester City have strengthened in all the right areas where they needed to.

"I think what will be crucial will be their home form".

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It will be a tough season ahead, but I have a feeling Brighton will survive, probably by the skin of their teeth. The pressure is most definitely on for the red half of north London after missing out on the Champions League.

Brighton knocked City out of the League Cup on penalties in 2008 following a 2-2 draw at the Withdean Stadium.

New faces on the Premier League merry-go-round

"If you see in the first games [last season] against Sunderland and especially against Steaua Bucharest, between last season and now, it's completely the same".

The Amex Stadium will be the 56th different stadium to host a Premier League match.

The Premier League is full of foreign stars after another summer of big-money transfers. We are going to see at the end of the season what happens, knowing how hard it is.

Anthony Knockaert was directly involved in more league goals than any other Championship midfielder in 2016-17, with 15 goals and eight assists. Lukaku will be counted on to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goals but he managed 25 for Everton last season and is now reunited with his former boss at Chelsea.

While in charge at Bayern Munich he was rarely challenged, but there appears to be four or five teams that could scoop the top prize in England at present.

Aguero has scored against 29 of his 30 previous Premier League opponents, with Bolton the only exception.

Tottenham - It looks like a mistake that it hasn't strengthened its squad, though perhaps it still will before the season kicks off. Spurs had a terrific campaign last season and had it been any other season they would have won it.

Rio Ferdinand - Ferdinand formed one of the best defensive partnerships that the league has ever seen with Nemanja Vidic, but his longevity gives him the edge over the Serbian.