Chelsea boss Conte: We need Bakayoko - and another midfield signing

August 7th 2017 Philip II National Arena Skopje Macedonia 2017 Super UEFA Super Cup Real Madrid versus Manchester United Pre Match Press Conference and Training Session Nemanja Matic of Manchester United during the training session before the match

Key to their success was a 13-game winning streak that stretched from October to January.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, the BT Sport pundit said: "The mentality has got to improve".

Tottenham looked unbeatable last season and were narrowly pipped for the title by Chelsea.

'You don't want to come to a club and behave like you are passing through.

'Matic knows very well what I think about him.

"Every game becomes tough".

Coincidentally, the two teams to open the footballing season in last week's charity shield are also home to the lowest rate of price growth.

Former Manchester City footballer Danny Mills has revealed that he expects Manchester United to win the Premier League this season, while he added that Tottenham and Liverpool could be set to battle for fourth place. Jose Mourinho's team will not only be competing with the Blues in the Premier League, but also in the Champions League.

Manchester United had a disappointing league campaign during 2016/17 but they were absolved by an impressive Europa League win in May.

"I think they've bought well - it's just a case of numbers", he insisted. "But now after the sale of Matic, we need to try to accelerate this process for Bakayoko after his injury".

"I think it's a challenge on all fronts".

"Overall I believe that it's down to us".

"They've been very successful over the past 10 to 15 years, so I think you have to have faith in that". Allowing both to leave for free next summer is unthinkable for the Gunners and the club could have some big decisions to make before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month.

"It's a hard year to call", he admitted. People at the club seemed to mull it over for quite a while and then out of respect for Petr and what he'd done, and the situation with [Thibaut] Courtois, they let him go.

'But they have a superb manager in charge. "We thought we've made this 16-hour journey to watch the match, we may as well watch the medal presentation and see the players on their lap of honour", Ibrahim told ManUtd.com.

For a serial collector of trophies at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, finishing his first season in English football without a single title was an unusual feeling for Guardiola. They've gone down a certain route with strength in their team and they are potential winners.

Desperate to dethrone champions Chelsea, club record fees have been paid by Manchester United, who splurged a British record £75 million for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal, who forked out £52 million on Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette and Liverpool, who put down £37 million for Roma winger Mohamed Salah. "It was maybe a little bit of my heart and a little bit of my head to pick Chelsea".

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