Manchester City are playing Brighton at the Amex Stadium today on the first weekend of the Premier League 2017/18 season.
Pep Guardiola’s side have spent big during the summer transfer window with a number of new faces expected to make their league debut.
City are the biggest Premier League spenders this transfer window, splashing out £217million on new players.
More than half of that (£128.5m) has been spent on full-backs Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo. They also spent £34.7million on goalkeeper Emerson.
Manchester City also spent £10.8m on teenager Douglas Luiz and £45m on classy midfielder Bernardo Silva – their second acquisition from Monaco.
Guardiola will be hoping City’s big transfer spend will help Manchester United’s noisy neighbours to glory after a disappointing campaign last season.
City began last season superbly in Guardiola’s first season at the Etihad, and look the team to beat in the Premier League.
But their campaign faltered and they finished third in England’s top flight, and did not clinch any silverware.
They blew away a 5-3 first leg lead in the Champions League knockout stages to an inspired Monaco team who won 3-1 at home. They lost on goal difference.
City will be hoping for a better 207/18 season, but face a potential banana skin in opponents Brighton.
The Seagulls are playing their first top flight game in 34 years, but have an experience Premier League manager in Chris Hughton.
They also have invested during this transfer window, shattering the club’s transfer record this window.
Days before the new season started they splashed out £10 million on Dutch midfielder Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven.
How To Watch Brighton vs Manchester City
Coverage of Manchester City facing off against Brighton will be shown live on BT Sport 1 (Sky Channel 413, Virgin 530, BT 408).
The pre-match build-up starts at 5pm and kick-off set for 5.30pm.
BT Sport will also be showing the match on desktop computers or laptops via the company’s own site.
The BT Sport website, is available to download now on iOS, Android and Windows 10 devices, provided you have a BT ID.
Unfortunately you are unable to beam BT Sport content from your device to a TV via a Google Chromecast, unless you’re also a BT broadband customer.
The BT Sport enhanced video player is also available online.
Sky TV and Virgin Media customers can also tune into BT Sport 2, via channel 417 and 531 respectively. The BT channel number is 409.
This means that Sky customers can follow all the action on their desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you miss the game you can watch highlight on Match of the Day on BBC1 at 10.30pm.