That is, Chelsea were the Premier League's big spenders in the summer of 2003, but didn't win the league at the end of that season, then outspent everyone else in 2004, 2005 and 2006 as well, winning back-to-back Premier League titles.
"We knew we were not going to be fit, 100 per cent, but the most important was to start well the Premier League". "I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches".
Neves was one of the stars of Wolves' march to the Championship title past year, responsible for several eye-catching goals along the way.
"Neves, he is very young, just 21". So he has a lot of progression.
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With momentum on their side and a full-house roaring them on, Benitez's side looked set to build from a position of strength. Their best fell to new loan signing Salomon Rondon but his shot deflected onto the crossbar when he was played through.
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There were howls of protest from the stands, but Huddersfield's players were broadly quiet, and rightly so. Chelsea's Premier League era under Maurizio Sarri is off to a superb start.
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Pogba posted a message on Instagram after the game that notably did not include a reference to his club boss. I wanted to play Martial for [Juan] Mata or Alexis [Sanchez] but I can't.
"It is about the team for me and we came back really well with all the players playing in the style and the movement that we should be doing".
Everton have a great chance to record their first win of the campaign next Saturday when they take on Southampton at Goodison Park and will be hoping the Saints replicate the form that made them relegation fodder last season. Neves curled in the resulting free-kick.
From the resulting free-kick, which was taken nearly four minutes later after Everton had protested against the decision and boss Marco Silva had substituted Gylfi Sigurdsson to bring on Mason Holgate, Neves produced a piece of brilliance.
"Like I always say, I always give my best for the fans, for my team-mates, for the people that trust me", the midfielder said.
The goals and the red card were the only notable pieces of action of the first half.