The 2019/20 Premier League season will kick-off on Friday, August 9, when Liverpool welcome newly-promoted Norwich City to Anfield and Champions Man City.
The Reds will be eager to get off to a good start having blown a golden opportunity to win the title last time around.
Liverpool led Manchester City by 10 points during December, but Pep Guardiola’s side were relentless on the run-in to secure their second successive championship.
Read on as we preview the upcoming campaign.
Reigning champions will be tough to beat
Man City were simply unstoppable once they hit their stride last season and bookmakers believe they will grab their third title in a row next term.
Fans of lay betting will be eager to take Man City on at odds of 4/6, although that looks a generous price given the strength of the opposition.
Liverpool will fancy their chances of going one better, but their ability to throw in dodgy results is likely to hinder their hopes once again.
Chelsea’s transfer embargo will make it tough for them to challenge, leaving Tottenham Hotspur as the team most likely to go head-to-head with the top two.
Arsenal and Manchester United should both be capable of fighting for a top four spot, but neither are expected to have enough quality to battle for the title.
New boys eager to impress
Premier League clubs have already been splashing the cash this summer and there is likely to be plenty more activity before the transfer window closes.
Spurs’ signing of Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for a club record £53.8 million could be a shrewd bit of business, particularly as they fought off interest from elsewhere to secure his services.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James will be eager to make an immediate impression at Old Trafford as United bid to improve on last season’s sixth place finish.
Everton have done well to sign Andre Gomes for £22m from Barcelona, and he should be an influential figure having gained experience in the English game during his loan spell last season.
Pablo Fornals could be one to watch at West Ham United, with the former Villarreal star impressing with Spain at the recent European U21 Championships.
Magpies in big trouble
Newcastle United can be backed at 7/2 to be relegated next season and that price looks too good to ignore.
Rafa Benitez’s departure as manager has once again left the club in turmoil and the Magpies look nailed on to struggle.
Burnley spent much of last season fighting relegation and another difficult season lies ahead. They could be worth an interest at 2/1 to go down.
Of the promoted teams, Sheffield United are likely to find things tough in the top flight and may find it tough to stay up, but Norwich may have enough about them to survive.
Aston Villa look best placed of the teams who have come up to make their mark in the Premier League and could be worth an interest at 9/2 to finish in the top 10.