Bring it on! Find out why you should be excited about your club this season

first_img Stoke City: Joe Allen pulling the strings in midfield – Others may be excited about Ramadan Sobhi, but we think he needs some time to settle. Instead, it’s Allen who we believe will be a big hit for the Potters. Last season they struggled to create chances, the Welshman will change that in an instant. Everton: A team which can defend – Under Roberto Martinez, the Toffees were fragile at the back, which cost them plenty of points and several places in the Premier League table. John Stones may have left but with Ashley Williams on the way and Mason Holgate pushing for a starting role there is promise if Ronald Koeman can harness it. Arsenal fans can be excited about a young star making the grade! Find out why you can be excited about your club’s coming season – just click the arrow above, right – Last year it was Alex Iwobi, the year before it was Hector Bellerin and Francis Coquelin. Every season, it seems, one youngster takes an opportunity in the first-team, usually due to injuries. Could we see big seasons from Chuba Akpom or Serge Gnabry? Maybe it’ll be Yaya Sanogo… 20 20 20 Watford: A new manager and fresh ideas – The Hornets did well to avoid relegation last season but at points they showed worrying periods of poor form. It seemed Quique Sanchez Flores found it tough to stop these slumps. Fresh impetus from Walter Mazzarri could see them have another solid season and steer clear of the drop. 20 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola – Forget the mega-money signings. Seeing how the Spaniard moulds and improves this squad will be fascinating. If he gets it right at the Etihad then it will take a lot to stop this team from winning the Premier League title. 20 Crystal Palace: A new centre forward – The Eagles already boast Andros Townsend, Wilfried Zaha and Bakary Sako. Now they just need an elusive goal-getting striker. It’s likely they’ll get one in the coming days too. Middlesbrough: Ben Gibson getting an England call-up – An England centre-back with a left foot is a rare beast. Gibson, a home-grown hero, could see himself in Sam Allardyce’s thoughts if he continues to excel in the Premier League. His success, though, might see bids come in for services – glory is a double-edged sword. 20 Liverpool: No European football to hinder a title tilt – The Reds love European competition and have a rich history in it, as you might have heard once or twice. Their absence from it this season, though, could be a good thing. With Jurgen Klopp’s all-action style of football, players could get tired easily, but without the extra game they may well be able to keep their fitness and peak at the right time, giving them a great chance of winning the whole damn thing. Let’s face it, no European football did the trick for Leicester City. Southampton: The kids are all right – They may have lost Ronald Koeman, Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle but don’t fret, this team still retains promise and has added more young stars like Nathan Redmond and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as they look to rebuild. We expect more of the club’s academy stars to breakthrough too. 20 20 Sunderland: David Moyes has point to prove – Failure at Manchester United and Real Sociedad sees the ex-Everton boss back in the Premier League as Sam Allardyce’s replacement. One thing is for sure, he’ll be looking to banish the jokes and memes to the history books. 20 West Bromwich Albion: Crosses, crosses and more crosses – Don’t worry, we’re not here to denigrate Tony Pulis’ game plans. He’s snapped up Matt Phillips from Queens Park Rangers and is an expert at swinging the ball in from the flank. We’re putting it on the line by suggesting Salomon Rondon is going to get a decent amount of goals this season. 20 20 Burnley: Andre Gray – He’s shown in pre-season he could terrorise Premier League defences with eight goals in five games. He has the potential to keep the Clarets up on his own and he appears to have the kind of drive and focus which will see new England manager Sam Allardyce paying visits to Turf Moor. The 2016/17 Premier League season is here.On Saturday, champions Leicester City kick off the campaign, and their title defence, with a trip to the KC Stadium where they face Hull City, while, on Sunday, Arsenal host Liverpool.Here in the talkSPORT office we couldn’t be more excited, well, except for the Newcastle United fan.But all of those fans with clubs in the top-flight are going to be thrilled football is return.So, to find out one reason why fans of each club should be excited, click the right arrow above… Manchester United: The Fantastic Four – One of the Red Devils’ most exciting transfer windows ever has seen them land a stunning star from Italy, Spain, France and Germany. It’s been a long time since an English club cherry picked such talent and it already looks like Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be hits. If Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan get off to a good start then who knows what the future holds for Jose Mourinho’s men. 20 20 20 Hull City: The club could finally be sold – They might be back in the Premier League but the Tigers are not in a good way. No new signings, Steve Bruce has resigned and supporters are furious with the Allam family. As soon as September hits the club will be up for sale again and a takeover will hopefully end the crisis – but will it be too late? Swansea City: You don’t have to see Bafetimbi Gomis’ panther celebration again – Okay, it was funny the first time. Every other time it was cringe inducing. Now you can just stare lovingly into the eyes of Spanish star, and all-round handsome bloke, Fernando Llorente. Swoon-worthy. 20 Chelsea: Youth will get a chance – By the looks of pre-season, the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Bertrand Traore, Ola Aina and Nathaniel Chalobah could see first-team action this year. These players hold plenty of promise and could excel while combining with big-money signings. Leicester City: Proving people wrong – again! – After winning the Premier League, despite most pundits and rivals believing their march to glory would fall at the last hurdle, their doubters are back. But, never fear Foxes fans, your team thrived on these feelings last season. As everyone predicts you finishing outside the top six, just watch Big Wes and the boys put them in their place. 20 20 20 Bournemouth: Two star strikers – Benik Afobe and Callum Wilson have the potential to fire the Cherries further up the Premier League table if they stay fit. And Jordon Ibe could be an inspired signing on the flank to provide the assists for them. 20 Tottenham Hotspur: Champions League football is back! – Tottenham aren’t just on their way to Wembley. They will be playing Europe’s elite there this season. Get your Oyster Cards out and enjoy the ride, Spurs fans because it could be tough to get back in again. 20 West Ham United: You’ve got still got Payet – Far be it from us to suggest the Hammers are a one-man team but you might have worried about them had they lost the fantastic Frenchman. He had a stunning debut Premier League season and if he can do it again this time, you have to back the club for a top seven finish at the very least.last_img read more