With a talented squad, a smart manager and a new stadium in the horizon, Tottenham should be excited for the new season. But once again, the lack of aggression in the transfer window could dampen the club's expectations.
It may not have been an extravagant summer in terms of spending, but for the first time in a long time, Arsenal’s squad appears to have balance and depth. Now, as it begins a new era without Arsene Wenger, this north London club is about to find out who it really is.
It’s very rare that the Community Shield has anything more than symbolic value, but Man City's assertive victory exposes a Chelsea side who still needs to strengthen as it looks to move beyond a dependance on Eden Hazard.
The Red Devils kick-off their EPL campaign against Leicester City on Friday, but given a strange preseason in which their manager seemed extremely ill-tempered, criticizing players and a fruitless transfer window, it would be fair to say that Man United should be ready for an unstable third season under the Portuguese coach.
With one of the most exciting and unpredictable World Cups in years now over, we've ranked all 32 teams on how they performed in Russia according to their expectations at the beginning of the tournament.