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"Their fanbase appears to be more divided than ever over manager Arsene Wenger, with very little middle ground when it comes to the long-serving Frenchman."


"The Cherries had a bright start to the 2015/16 season before dropping down the table and finishing 16th, five points off the drop, but Howe’s team could pose more of a threat in their second campaign."


"Under Conte, Chelsea can be considered challengers again, and will be hoping to bounce back with title success this season."

Crystal Palace

"Preparing to bounce back positively to FA Cup final heartbreak in May, the Selhurst Park faithful will hope for an improved league campaign under club legend Pardew, who committed his future to the club signing a new contract this summer."


"Everton go into the new season with a fresh face in the dugout, fresh money in the bank, and a new director of football; but can they improve under the new setup?"

Hull City

"Securing their return to the English top flight by virtue of the Championship play-offs last season, Hull should be preparing for a push for stability in 2016/17."

Leicester City

"Now with Champions League football and heightened expectation to deal with, Leicester have a fight on their hands to stabilise their credentials as a top-level outfit."


"Now once again the expectations of the fans have been coupled with the hope Klopp has brought back but even if Klopp does get the best out of the group of players at his disposal, will it be enough to bring a title to Anfield?"

Man City

"If Bayern Munich were Pep Guardiola’s tactical experiment, then City are the application of the findings."

Man United

"With a Community Shield trophy already in Jose Mourinho’s Old Trafford cabinet, could the Portuguese be the man to take the Red Devils back to the top?"


"Boro were one of the best defensive teams in the Championship for a few years and have added more attacking prowess to the squad this summer. They also have some experienced Premier League players in their ranks."


"Ronald Koeman has been replaced by Claude Puel, an unknown quantity in England but after having to bounce back in recent seasons from similar situations, the Saints will expect to do well once again."

Stoke City

"Stoke have signed Joe Allen from Liverpool this summer – could they be this season’s surprise package?"


"Sunderland head into the new season as favourites for the drop, painting their campaign in gloom, with the departure of Sam Allardyce compounding this."

Swansea City

"This summer has been a hectic one, with more outgoings than incomings—though retaining attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson with a new contract was arguably their most important piece of business."


"Crucial for Spurs is to continue their forward movement this season and though rival fans watch on with real intrigue as to how Spurs respond, the White Hart Lane faithful are certainly confident over how Pochettino’s side will bounce back in the new campaign."


"It’s been another hectic summer of change, leaving few with a genuine idea of what to expect from the Hornets this season."

West Brom

"Pulis boasts consistency but though his style of play is effective in avoiding the drop, it doesn’t excite many fans and for the eighth consecutive campaign, the manager has finished in the bottom half of the Premier League table."

West Ham

"Having experienced some barren years, including a couple of relegations to the Championship, there is a feeling that West Ham are somewhere close to being back in the big time."


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