Chelsea coach Antonio Conte frustrated as team launches title defence in EPL

With money causing an even bigger chasm between leagues, and even within them, the top flight could be a predictable affair this season. The Clarets were soundly defeated (3-0) at Stamford Bridge last August and were generally woeful outside east Lancashire previous year, recording just a solitary victory on their travels during the entirety of the campaign.

Russell Quirk, founder and CEO of, commented: "Although it's unlikely the table will look like this at the end of the season, it does demonstrate that while there are pockets of the United Kingdom now seeing a decline in price growth, there are also areas all over the nation enjoying very healthy increases in values".

The champions head into the new campaign without their inspirational captain Terry, who has joined Aston Villa, and with Diego Costa heading for the exit after falling out with the ruthless Conte.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits they need Tiemoue Bakayoko to get himself up to speed.

However, the loss of Kyle Walker and recent revelations regarding Danny Rose may upset the balance of the side and there's no doubt that they tend to struggle at their temporary home of Wembley.

"Mauricio Pochettino has worked hard to put Tottenham on another level but they are missing something".

Guardiola has started rebuilding from the back by recruiting fullbacks Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker for around 50 million pounds apiece.

These new assets were acquired to help form an incredibly talented squad that Mourinho now must bring together to challenge the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City.

"Maybe he has the opposite problem [to Arsenal] but if you look at the number of players that are out on loan, they can call a few back", he told Sky Sports News.

An ongoing transfer debate involving Phillippe Coutinho looks likely to end with the playmaker moving to Barcelona, albeit for a huge fee, and the Merseyside club will need to reinvest wisely to compete domestically and on the continent. "For sure it won't be easy to win, but we want to try to fight to win something this season".

Arsenal - It will be another season of pain for Arsenal with possibly more protests over Arsene Wenger.

"The investment of all the top teams is changing the landscape and it's not just that - the quality of the league as a whole has improved". The fact that the Serbian was sold was not the confusing bit, but that he was sold to Manchester United caused some discussion. Three FA Cups in four seasons would be enough for most clubs, but a downturn in Premier League form and their worst finish in two decades led to protests in the stands and demands for him to quit.

"But when I asked him about what getting the medal means, he was excited but said "I just want to win my first Ballon d'Or before I turn 20"," Ibrahim said.

Everton - Ronald Koeman has done a fantastic job and the signing of Wayne Rooney is magical for the player and the club.