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Kevin De Bruyne overtakes Sergio Aguero at Manchester City, Vincent Kompany a big faller

Former Arsenal forward Paul Mariner breaks down how Manchester City were able to dominate the Gunners while urging patience with Unai Emery's side.

Last September, we looked at the most important players at Manchester City. With the new season underway, who are the risers and fallers?

This list is not extensive and has been ranked according to varying factors. Some players still with a part to play have been omitted. Performance, potential, the ability to make an impact and influence the course of a game, other options in that area of the field, the ability or inability to replace them and market value have all played a part in revising...

Salah, De Bruyne, Sanchez, Jorginho among Premier League most important

The Exploding Heads are here to tell you that the more changes a new football season brings, the more things stay the same.

A year ago, ESPN FC's correspondents each selected their club's 15 most important players and just 12 months on, there's been a huge amount of changes.

Mohamed Salah's rise has made him Liverpool's main man while it's a new era at Arsenal with Unai Emery looking to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score the goals in his first season at the club. 

Kevin De Bruyne's influence has grown even further at Manchester City and it's all change at Chelsea too, with Jorginho set to be integral to how Maurizio...

Man City impress at work-in-progress Arsenal; Madrid keepers; Pogba vs. Mourinho

Manchester City picked up where they left off last season with a dominant performance to win 2-0 at Arsenal.

It is worth noting that the defending Premier League champions unpicked the opposition on Unai Emery's debut without Gabriel Jesus, Fabian Delph, Leroy Sane, David Silva, Nicolas Otamendi and Kevin De Bruyne in the starting lineup. In other words, six of their 11 most frequently used players from last season were missing, when they set a new Premier League points total with 100.

The scary...

Benjamin Mendy's rout of Arsenal shows that Pep Guardiola's Man City are evolving

Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva provided the goals to help Manchester City begin their title defense with a 2-0 win over Arsenal.
Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva provided the goals to help Manchester City begin their title defence with a 2-0 win over Arsenal.
Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva provided the goals to help Manchester City begin their title defense with a 2-0 win over Arsenal.
Craig Burley and Paul Mariner believe Arsenal will have to be judged against the rest of the Prem because the gulf in quality against Man City was too great.
Former Arsenal forward Paul Mariner breaks down how Manchester City were able to dominate the Gunners while urging patience with Unai Emery's side.

On Sunday afternoon at the Emirates, we were supposed to discover about Arsenal's new approach under their new Spanish manager Unai Emery.

Instead, we learned about Manchester City's new approach under their "old" Spanish manager, Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal have a fresh manager, but City have fresher ideas, and this match could prove more significant in signalling the away side's intentions for this season.

A new manager's first starting XI is considered the template the manager's future tactical approach....

Man City can improve, World Cup stars make impact and Liverpool pick up where they left off

Check out all the goals from the opening weekend of the Premier League including Sadio Mane's brace, Roberto Pereyra's volley and much more.
Former Arsenal forward Paul Mariner breaks down how Manchester City were able to dominate the Gunners while urging patience with Unai Emery's side.
Paul Mariner defends his selections and omissions in the first team of the weekend of the Premier League season.

The first weekend of the 2018-19 Premier League season is in the books. Join Nick Miller as he looks back on the best and worst on offer in England's top flight.

Goal of the weekend

Roberto Pereyra is, like many of Watford's squad, one of those players who you can forget about until he does something spectacular. And he did just that on Saturday, fizzing a brilliant volley into the corner of the net to give them the lead. Who knows when he'll do that again, so let's just enjoy it while we...

Pep Guardiola takes jab at Benjamin Mendy and his hilarious Twitter account

Benjamin Mendy is known for his witty Twitter account but Pep Guardiola is not impressed.
Benjamin Mendy's witty Twitter account has landed him in a bit of trouble with Pep Guardiola.

It has been quite an eventful year for Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy. From moving from Monaco to City, to suffering an ACL rupture, to winning both the Premier League and the World Cup, it certainly has been a whirlwind 12 months for the Frenchman.  Despite playing just seven times last season for City, the Frenchman was ever-present thanks in large part to his vibrant presence on social media.

Mendy became an instant hit last season in England with fans for his witty and quite...