Man City v Chelsea preview, the two title favourites

The title favourites Manchester City and Chelsea will be looking to prove their worth this Sunday where they will be facing each other for the first time this season. The two clubs whose spending power has helped them climb to the position they are in now has been unmatched in recent years, although City’s fierce rivals United have been investing very heavily this summer. For Chelsea, this is their first real challenge after maintaining a 100% winning start, while Manchester City who have already beaten Liverpool and gained a point at Arsenal will be eager to reduce the five point gap after a shock home defeat to Stoke.

Transfer Business 

Chelsea have had one of the best transfer windows this summer for me, with a net spend of just £13.1m thanks to the big money sales of Lukaku and Luiz. The two stand-out recruits, Costa and Fabregas, have both got off to an incredible start, with Diego solving the striker problem that has been troubling Chelsea since, well, Drogba left!

City have also enjoyed a pretty shrewd window with a net spend of £24m. The team which won the league last season has remained almost entirely intact, with the only surprise being the exit of Negredo on deadline day, leaving on a season long loan to Valencia. Last season City boasted the highest goals scored with 102, and the second best defensive record with just 37 goals conceded, after Chelsea (27). Despite this, Pellegrini has splashed £32m on the Porto centre-back Mangala, making him the most expensive defender in British football, in an attempt to improve his team further.

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My Fantasy Football Team

Just a quick post I’ll squeeze in this morning before the Premier League kicks off later today. I’ve been doing Fantasy Football for quite a few seasons now and I’ve found it very useful for keeping me updated with all the player’s performances each week. I always opt for an attacking formation as I’ve found in my experience for it to be more rewarding, as well as having a great starting eleven and a weaker bench, utilising the weekly free transfer when required.

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£100m well spent!

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Premier League Football Predictions 2014/15

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Can’t wait for it to kick off again!

Okay the Football League is already underway in England but I don’t think it’s too late to reveal my predictions for how I think this years Premier League will unfold. I’ll try to explain my decisions briefly so you’re not (too!) offended if I doomed your team for relegation… It’s just a bit of fun before the season kicks off tomorrow, you will have a better understanding of your team than me so please provide your feedback in the comments for what you agree or disagree with.

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My Season Ticket has arrived!

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The excitement is building

Finally the season ticket has arrived today and I think this means I can officially start to get excited! It’s now just over a week before the opening game but it has felt like counting down for Christmas this past month! The Foxes will be kicking off the season at home to Everton which should prove a good test for both sides and will hopefully be a decent start to the campaign. I’ll be starting my second year of university this September in Leicester and the football did help sway my decision to stay local (the course isn’t too bad either thankfully!)

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