Five things we learned in Premier League's first weekend

The Premier League 2018/19 season preview

The Premier League 2018/19 season preview

"He has a certain way of playing and last season they looked the best".

It was a pretty boring deadline day for much of the day with Sky Sports News often scrambling around for something to talk about or someone to talk to whilst little transfer activity actually happened.

I must admit I'm not as fond of Jose Mourinho as I was when he first took the reins for his first spell at Chelsea.

"I'm not sure because I am going to decide tomorrow [Saturday] on the first 11, but Ainsley is the player who started the last match against Lazio".

City begin their title defence away at the Emirates, where Arsenal begin the post Arsene Wenger era under Spanish coach Unai Emery.

"He has worked with me in many areas of the pitch and just wants to make things simple for his players".

Pushed on whether there would be any ins or outs on Thursday, Mourinho added: "The information I have is no (nothing will happen)".

Last season's top-two teams spent nothing yesterday. However, even if Barcelona significantly increase their offer for the former Juventus star in the coming days, his commercial value to United and the fact they would not be able to bring in a replacement means any such bid would be rejected. This thesis agrees and experts - 21 of the 24 participants in the BBC poll, including legends of the Premier League, before the start of the season gave the bulls the first row in the table.

Antonio Valencia and midfielders Nemanja Matic and Andre Herrera are among those absent for the Premier League opener against Leicester on Friday (20:00 BST).

"They returned on Monday", he said.

"Because it is very important how they feel and to understand how they think they can help or not help".

Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all arrived before the end of July, with Jurgen Klopp eager to work with his full squad throughout pre-season.

Riyadh Mahrez played a pivotal role in leading Leicester City to their historic league title glory, winning the Premier League "PFA Player of The Year" award that year.

And if Klopp does not deliver a trophy this season and they don't progress into the latter rounds of the Champions League, then he may find it hard to hold on to his job. Ayew, who has 11 goals in 49 appearances for Ghana, scored 11 times for Swansea last season as he impressed in a struggling side.

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