Guardiola says he's not moved by talk that Man City are favourites

Manchester City predicted line-up to face Brighton

Manchester City predicted line-up to face Brighton

Guardiola has strengthened his defence this summer, bringing in three younger full-backs in Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo, and a new goalkeeper in Ederson - as well as signing midfielder Bernardo Silva. "I am still getting to know my team-mates, but it has been very good so far and I am looking forward to the season".

"They should have enough to ruin Brighton's party but they need more defensive strengthening to win the league".

What happens here will be absolutely no indication of what will happen to the Seagulls this season - that will come when they play the teams that I think will be down in the bottom six.

"We spent the first three months in the bottom places".

After qualified success in his maiden campaign as Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho will hope to dust off his tried and tested second-season formula in 2017-18.

The Citizens have been Premier League champions twice in the last seven seasons and with Pep Guardiola still on the bench enter this season with the biggest favorites, alongside Chelsea, for picking up the trophy.

"So we have to disregard most of it, because it's something that we can't affect", he said on Friday.

"The match against Manchester City, our debut in the Premier League, will also be one of the club´s greatest-ever occasions.I want to see my club competing against the best in the land, and to see some of the best players in the world gracing the turf of the Amex Stadium".

The most recent league fixture between the clubs was on 1 April 1989, when Brighton won 2-1 at the Goldstone Ground in the old Division Two. Man City failed to win any domestic competitions by losing in the fourth round of the League Cup and failing to make it to the F.A. Cup final by losing in the semis to Arsenal. "I'm calm and I'm ready to help my team". Hopefully the work we did last season - when being champions was not possible - we can see it this season because the work is done. The Premier League is a great league.

Brighton secured a return to the top flight of English football last season after 25 years of absence, and they're starting it with one of the most hard fixtures of the season.

By contrast, 2016-17 was a magical year for Brighton.

A player with an exquisite first touch and eye for a pass, many feel he is tailor-made to excel under Guardiola's guidance, and City's open, attacking brand of football was a major reason he chose to make the move to the Etihad. The teams that arrive, in the first four, five, six games they are so complicated. The Argentine has scored against 29 of the other 30 clubs he's played against, only failing to score versus Bolton Wanderers.

Gabriel made an immediate splash upon arriving from Palmeiras in January, scoring three goals in his first two Premier League starts and pushing the Argentina global to the bench.

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