When City started the season with six wins in a row, averaging three goals a game, it seemed like no one could catch them.
While the arrival of Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mandy and Danilo for the full-back role and Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson shows manager Pep Guardiola recognised the need to shore up his back-line, the Spaniard's attacking philosophy is unlikely to change.
On the other hand, Mourinho will be entering the period that has never failed him - the second season. With the players now presumably more comfortable with his system, expect a title challenge.
Busquets against Manchester City's David Silva in the Champions League.
The buzz may have gone but the biggest question before the coming season remains whether two of the highest-profile managers in the world can deliver on all the hype surrounding them. This improvement could make a telling difference in the title race.
The danger for Chelsea is that the harmonious atmosphere re-established by Conte after Mourinho's bitter departure is eroded.
With Diego Costa widely reported to be leaving the club, the main striker is Alvaro Morata, brought from Real Madrid, and while he is an undoubted talent, he is untested in English football. Two of the best in the world, many will argue.
However, Busquets is a Catalonia-born graduate of Barca's youth academy, a veteran of nearly a decade in the senior side-during which time he has won six La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions Leagues, among many others-and arguably one of the best midfielders on the world. If John Stones can develop more this season under Guardiola, and Kompany can avoid long term injuries, then City may have a more consistent defense for the upcoming season compared to last season.
TSX hits 1-month low on N. Korea tensions, lower oil prices
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures are trading below fair value, as the tensions between the USA and North Korea amplify. About 7.5 billion shares changed hands on USA exchanges, well above the 6.25 billion average for the last 20 days.
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The photo was quickly condemned by people on social media, prompting Walmart officials to issue an apology on Twitter. The Evansville store has been ruled out as Walmart continues to search for where the photo was taken.
And the £43million purchase of Bernardo Silva could be one of the bargain buys of a summer that has seen transfer fees explode.
Yet, there is set to be a knock-on effect, particularly at Liverpool.
Guardiola has always been a huge fan of the Barcelona midfielder. "Barcelona have a priceless player", Guardiola told the club's official website via Goal.
Arsenal also embarks on a new campaign uncertain whether it will hold onto a key member of its squad.
Leicester City are hoping for a first away Premier League win at Arsenal since 1983. Alexander Lacazette will add a whole new dimension up front while the retention of Mesut Ozil and, for the moment at least, Alexis Sanchez will no doubt be treated by Wenger as new signings after their worst finish in the past 21 years. Wenger is also looking to trim players surplus to requirements - an issue he discussed with fellow managers at a meeting this week.
- the record for most promotions to, and most relegations from, the Premier League.
It was down 0.4 per cent compared with yesterday's close of 1,142.0, on track for a weekly loss to almost 2 per cent. The local currency closed at 1,143.50 won against the US dollar, down 1.50 won from the previous session's close.
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Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., urged Democrats to "park their hatred of Donald Trump " while the threats by North Korea loom. Trump is, "deadly serious [and] very curious", adding that the president is willing to take action if necessary.
The company is reportedly cooperating with local law enforcement officials and their investigation into Komisarchik's death. He liked to tell jokes and write poems, she said, and he loved his family deeply, "especially his grandchildren", she said.
They have the Rams second-round pick and the Eagles third-round pick in addition to their own choices in those respective rounds. He has been on the field more frequently than Watkins, while also being productive (he has scored 19 touchdowns in 46 games).
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Die von den Lebensmittelbehörden der Länder gezogenen Verdachtsproben würden derzeit von der AGES untersucht. Inzwischen ermitteln neben den Behörden in Belgien und den Niederlanden auch in Deutschland Staatsanwälte.
It is ratcheting up the pressure on North Korea. "Some of you may disagree with this, but the USA is on the same page". State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the White House, State Department and Pentagon are all in agreement.
Dollar/loonie briefly fell sharply to 1.2668 after the USA data before quickly bouncing back to trade around 1.2715. The currency's strongest level of the session was $1.2673, while it touched its weakest since July 14 at $1.2735.
However, it seems that this is truly only the beginning of Kelly's troubles, because Fulton County, GA chairman John H. Live Nation said the concert will take place as scheduled, but has declined further comment.
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Jaguars release Branden Albert
He did not report to the Jaguars' OTA sessions and was elusive when head coach Doug Marrone attempted to contact him. Jaguars announced on Friday that they were releasing the veteran left tackle from the reserve/retired list .
Tesla's 2Q loss widens, but results beat forecasts
But Musk insists the company learned a lot from its past vehicles and has made the Model 3 simpler and easier to build. And countries like Norway now has so many Teslas and the government help people to adapt the new electric auto concept.
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The scenes within the caves of Dragonstone, where Jon and Dany were away from all prying eyes, was a step in the right direction. Was it the tension of Dany and Jon meeting for the first time? Dany has her own goal which is to get Jon to bend the knee .
Gold steady near 2-mth highs as N. Korea tensions continue
The euro, which hit its highest since the start of 2015 on August 2, dipped 0.1 percent to $1.1761 in morning trade in Europe. The S&P shed 1.4%, its worst week since March, while the Nasdaq posted a weekly loss of 1.5%, its worst since June.
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Renovations underway at the White House
Spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said the system is 27 years old. "And there was security around us the whole time", Feather said. The administration is also using the time, she said, to make cosmetic improvements, including furniture upgrades.