Brighton bank on surprise factor to upset City

Man City keeper Joe Hart celebrates his side's second goal against Chelsea

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"We had to be patient, in the first half they were well organised, we could see they had a clear game plan", Kompany told BT Sport.

"Hopefully he can get more game time".

"Last season we were third and people said it was a disaster".

13 - Swansea City - They nearly looked like a relegated side last season but managed to pull off the relegation places and might continue their fantastic run in the new season. But then there was in 2008 when we were a League One side, City were newly-crowned the "world's richest club' already with many star players - and we beat them in the League Cup at our humble Withdean Stadium home. But that spurs us even more, everybody writing us off already, so I hope we can prove them wrong". He pushed away a shot from Aguero and then from Kevin De Bruyne as the Seagulls worked hard to soak up the relentless City pressure. One of the keys to Chelsea's success last season was the team staying healthy, and that will be the case again in 2017-18.

"We gave a really good account of ourselves".

"The manager (Chris Hughton) is top, and they have the qualities in their players", Guardiola said.

The 20-year-old looks ready for the challenge after scoring 26 goals while on loan at Championship side Bristol City last season.

"But he's also very humble about himself, he's also still learning the country and Premier League, and hence that's why he's brought in the level of players he has". Brazilian Ederson is believed to be the answer to their goalkeeping troubles and Portugal's Bernardo Silva is a classy addition to the midfield.

15 - Newcastle FC - Rafa Benitez will be looking to keep Newcastle in the Premier League, but has expressed frustrations at the manner in which the club is signing players.

"We're here to win games and we won the first one - but it's just the first one", he said. It is weird because as defensively fragile as they looked at times previous year. Playing through the middle seemed the order of the day, rather than using the flanks, which seemed a waste of two high-quality and willing wing-backs; Walker looked especially keen to get forward.

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