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Premier League 16/17: Previews and predictions

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>> The community shield providing a first taster of the coming premier league season. Jose Mourinho's men united off to a great start, sealing their first title just one week before the real games kick off. While Jose and new United signings Zlatan Ibrahimović take home the trophy, Reuters' Adam Reed has been looking at where the big teams stand after the summer transfer season.
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>> Well, they haven't had a long time to prepare. It's only just been the end of Euro 2016 and the Cup of America. Premiere League clubs, they've been flying all around the world in tournaments. Preseason, friendlies, here and there, marketing tours. You've had Manchester United and Manchester City going all the way to China.
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And they were due to play each other and didn't even get to kick a ball, so you can argue whether or not it's all really worth it. But they've both been busy in the transfer market. Leroy Sane is now a Manchester City player, 31 million pounds from Schalke area trying to build a whole new way of playing football there.
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Manchester United with opening, incredibly busy. There's the Culpepper thing that hasn't really gone away and that's very likely to happen according to sources. Liverpool, they've been incredibly busy. Juergen Klopp's used over 30 players in preseason. So he's gonna have to trim his squad because he's really not gonna have any European football to sort of rotate.
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So they're gonna have to have a real disciplined way of picking players. Arsenal, well they've got injuries at the back with Per Mertesacker, so you would expect them to spend again. They've been having problems upfront. They've been trying to sign Lacazette from Lyon but having a 30 million pound bid rebuffed by Lyon.
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Well, Chelsea as well, they've got a new manager in Antonio Conte. And Conte has had a decent enough European championships and it looks like he's gonna be a really exciting character on the touchline. And that's what's being said about this season mostly. It's gonna be as much of what's happening on the pitch as the managers off the pitch.
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The characters, Conte, after he scored at the Euro's was climbing on top of dugout. So I think there are gonna be some fun and games. And he's also impressed everyone with his English and how he's actually conducting himself so far as Chelsea manager.>> But we want to play a good game.