Paul Merson predicts Brighton and Hove Albion are going to get hammered

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on August 12, 2017.

The full back position has been another problem area and Kyle Walker, signed from Spurs, is a clear upgrade at right back and France global Benjamin Mendy from Monaco an improvement on the opposite flank. We bought three and the market is so demanding for all the teams, not just City. "But it's not a party for us and we need to win".

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.

City have since spent over £200 million in the transfer window and offloaded many players who were deemed as surplus to requirements. If the chairman or CEO come and say it's not possible then we work with the academy players, players we've had in the past.

"Hopefully he can get more game time". We played with the best intentions and it was not enough. But then we won at Nottingham Forest (who were then European champions), gained some confidence, put some runs together, and finished well clear of the relegation zone.

"There's only one way a team like ourselves can play against them, and that's to keep it tight and frustrate them".

It worked but Albion have to be far more fluid and adventurous next week at Leicester or else Gordon Smith's record as Albion's last top flight goal scorer will drag on and on.

"Anthony Knockaert seems to be one of Brighton's better players".

Pep Guardiola is not concerned with Man City's somewhat unconvincing win over newly promoted Brighton. We are here to win the games and titles.

"It's what we've got to be confident of doing". "We are looking forward to next week". I always cheer for him.

The boss praised City's new boys, with Kyle Walker, Ederson and Danilo starting their first Premier League games for City and Bernardo Silva coming off the bench late on.

  • Rosalie Stanley