Brighton v Manchester City - How do the teams compare?

Cheryl Sanders
August 12, 2017

Premier League legends Shearer and Henry hold the record of most consecutive wins, and though Spurs' Jimmy Greaves' did win in 1962/63 and 1963/64, he shared the top scorer award with Blackburn's Andy McEvoy in 1964/65. He makes those around him better, which we clearly saw happen with Nicolas Otamendi in the final 12 games of the season.

Manchester City have lavished untold riches on full-backs in the transfer window, but arguably their most important player this season will be captain Kompany.

But how quickly they can gel into an effective Premier League unit will be one of the biggest tests facing Hughton's side.

Promoted Brighton & Hove Albion host Premier League title favourites Manchester City at the Amex Stadium on Saturday as they kick off their 2017/18 campaign.

'I love football and I have always loved football, ' he told the club's website.

"It's the league I want to play in".

Frustrated by Newcastle's failure to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham and Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who instead joined Chelsea, Benitez tried to shame Ashley into action. But I think it is unsustainable. Get used to it: there'll be ten Friday-night matches in all this season. "I'm confident he will".

Bad luck on those who go to the actual stadium, of course, especially if they've travelled from Leicester (and, more problematically, intend to travel back again after the game), but those of us who watch the game on telly have taken control.

"I'm very, very happy".

If you bet £25 on any player to top the table at the end of the season, we'll give a £5 free bet every-time they score in the competition. We are here to win the games and titles. I'm going to be fearless and say the game will finish 4-0. "It will not be easy but we travel to win the game". If I have to be physical with him, I will.

Back among the elite for the first time in 34 years after finishing second in the Championship, Brighton will not have to wait long for an indication of just how tough it will be to retain that long-prized status.

The main problem of the new football season is the absurdity of big-time football: the impossible sums of money, the reckless spending of it, salaries that make your nose bleed from sheer envy, the preposterous self-regard of so numerous players, the self-serving nonsense of the managers.

Despite making such significant investments, Guardiola claimed City have actually saved money by getting the majority of their transfer business done earlier in the close season.

After last season's disappointing third place, City have spent more than £200m on players this summer and are ready to push beyond the £300m mark if they have to this summer. I know that the manager is the same and that I will learn a lot from Guardiola and the other players.

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