Fulham became the first promoted Premier League club to spend more than £100m with a deadline-day splurge, including André Frank Zambo Anguissa for £30m, while Wolves have also recruited heavily and broke their transfer record this week by paying £18m for the Middlesbrough winger Adama Traoré.
Pep Guardiola's side were imperious a year ago as they became the first club to break the 100-point barrier.
"Last season they were runners-up in the league and FA Cup runners-up and okay, that's not good enough for Manchester United but I don't think it's as bad as people have painted it".
The Reds ended up in fourth place in the table last season and as runners-up in the Champions League after they were beaten by Real Madrid in the final.
"I don't expect them to get as many points, score as many goals and be as dominant".
"I just don't see United getting closer to City. That's why I am backing Jurgen Klopp's side to pip them to the title".
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"And it is sometimes hard to believe, that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling that the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".
"But with a stronger squad now and the harmony and together that they have, added to the quality that they already have, I make them second favourites".
Chelsea now have a great unit and it is all up to Sarri now to lead them to a top-four finish.
"I do not trust that new players will arrive and I'm not confident in that so now I will only focus on the players I have", he said. That will take time.
Today there is a flurry of games to come your way, starting with the early kick off (11:30 GMT) between Newcastle v Tottenham which promises to be explosive.