World Cup hangover lingers over Premier League kick-off

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Ian Wright believes that Tottenham will miss out on the top four this season in the Premier League.

With the Premier League deciding not to introduce VAR for the coming season, it is interesting to see how much luck plays a part in the way the league unfolds.

We begin October with a double header as Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez resume hostilities in Manchester United v Newcastle United (Saturday, October 6th, 5.30pm), before Fulham take on Arsenal (Sunday, October 7th, 12pm).

While Paul Pogba's Manchester United future will need to be resolved amid interest from Barcelona, the dealings are going on at Chelsea with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois set for Real Madrid and Kepa Arrizabalaga arriving from Athletic Bilbao. It is very hard.

Last season, City won the EPL title and finished top of the Premier League with a whopping 100 points, 19 more than second-place United.

The manager made withering comments on the standard of United's youngsters that contrasted starkly with the encouraging words City boss Pep Guardiola and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp have had for their own young players.

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OpenAI had the capacity to predict its chance of winning during each stage of the game, as well as during character selection. A lot of humans think they're so good at video games that they make the point of describing themselves as "gamers".

Guardiola's team are the favourites for the domestic title once again as they prepare to kick off the new season at Arsenal on Sunday.

"Every player can be individually better, so the guy who can shoot perfectly with his right [foot] can shoot perfectly with his left", the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach said.

And Walker said: "I think we set the bar a year ago".

BT Sport is delighted to reveal the Premier League games it will show exclusively live on TV and online in October and November. Neil's one of the best Championship managers you'll ever see, but he'll be the first to admit he's not the best in the Premier League, and it comes across to me like he doesn't really enjoy it, it's not his cup of tea. But the decision has been made and we'll analyse it in September when it's all over.

I know Bournemouth have just broken their transfer record by bringing in Jefferson Lerma, but I think they were found out a bit last season. "But there are other clubs who say they haven't got time and wish we hadn't chose to do it".

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