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By Laura Savvas

All times stated are UK

  1. ‘Newcastle fans entitled to boycott Arsenal game’

    Newcastle United v Arsenal (Sun, 14:00 BST)

    Newcastle United

    Manager Steve Bruce says Newcastle fans are “entitled to boycott” their opening Premier League game at home to Arsenal on Sunday in protest at owner Michael Ashley’s running of the club.

    Speaking to the BBC Radio 5 Live’s All About Newcastle United podcast, Bruce said he was under “no disillusionment” about the fans’ frustrations when he was appointed last month, but hopes they give him “a little bit of time”.

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    Video caption: Steve Bruce says Newcastle United fans are “entitled to boycott” opening home game.
  2. What deals happened this summer?

    Villa spent £125m, the second promoted club to hit nine figures after Fulham, who did so last summer, only to be relegated in April.

    The other biggest transfers were Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£50m from Crystal Palace), West Ham striker Sebastien Haller (£45m from Eintracht Frankfurt), Newcastle striker Joelinton (£40m from Hoffenheim) and Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans (reported £40m from Monaco).

    Chelsea also spent £40m on Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic despite having a transfer embargo. The Croat was already there on loan, so Frank Lampard’s side were allowed to sign him permanently as he was already registered. Their sale of Eden Hazard to Real for a fee of £89m, which could rise to £150m, was one of the biggest deals in the world.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka

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  3. Premier League clubs remain Europe’s big spenders

    Premier League

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  4. Post update

    Quote Message: What Liverpool did last season was worthy of a Premier League title, and without making any signings, having Jurgen Klopp in charge means they will grow from within. He has had another pre-season to implement his style and his mentality and I think they can still get a little bit better. from Matthew Upson

    What Liverpool did last season was worthy of a Premier League title, and without making any signings, having Jurgen Klopp in charge means they will grow from within. He has had another pre-season to implement his style and his mentality and I think they can still get a little bit better.

  5. The return of Lawro’s predictions

    Mark Lawrenson

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    The Premier League is back – and here is your chance to prove Mark Lawrenson wrong.

    BBC Sport’s predictions expert has picked his scores for the first 10 games of the new campaign, including Liverpool’s match against Norwich on Friday.

    Lawro is backing the Reds to win, and continue their long unbeaten run – according to his results anyway – that has not seen them lose a game in his league tables since the final day of the 2015-16 season.

    Do you think Lawro is right, and Liverpool will beat Norwich? Votehere, and we will let you know how many people got their prediction correct next week.

  6. Transfer deadline day was actually decent – how did social media react?

    Let’s be honest, deadline day has been a bit of a let-down during recent windows.

    No massive moves. No last-minute surprises likeRafael Van der Vaart out of nowhere and no Peter Odemwingie discussing a non-existent move in the QPR club car park.

    But this year, we were treated to a little ore excitement – andhere’show it went down on social media.

    Transfer deadline day

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  7. Post update

    Quote Message: There is still a question mark over their defence but they surprised a few people last season and, after a year in the job, Emery will know a bit more about the Premier League and his own squad. I actually think they will do all right. from Leon Osman

    There is still a question mark over their defence but they surprised a few people last season and, after a year in the job, Emery will know a bit more about the Premier League and his own squad. I actually think they will do all right.

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  9. What’s new this season?

    The Premier League kicks off this weekend as Manchester City bid to win the title for a third consecutive year.

    Liverpool, last season’s runners-up, open the campaign on Friday against Norwich (20:00 BST), with City at West Ham on Saturday (12:30 BST).

    Several new laws, plus video assistant referees, have been introduced to England’s top flight this season.

    Eleven of the 20 clubs broke their transfer record, while there have been three new managerial appointments.

    More on what’s newhere.

    VAR

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  10. Arsenal are the most backed team to win the Premier League in last 24 hours

    A flurry of bets have been placed on the Gunners winning the league

    A surge of bets have been placed on Arsenal winning the Premier
    League, following their transfer dealings this summer.

    In total, 23% of all bets in the promotion market have backed the
    Gunners, sending their price crashing, according to Oddschecker.

    Consequently, they’ve been cut from 66-1 into as short as
    33-1 to top the Premier League table this year.

    It’s believed that their transfer dealings have been the impetus
    for the flow of money, after signing top talents Nicholas Pepe and Kieran
    Tierney.

    Arsenal

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    Image caption: Arsenal last won the league in the 2003-04 season
  11. Transfer deadline day top talking points

    Transfer deadline day was back with a bang.

    High-profile names switching clubs, big bucks being exchanged, transfers breaking down anda hashtag demanding the sacking of a high-profile chief executivemeant the final day of the Premier League summer transfer window proved rather entertaining.

    Hereare five of the biggest talking points of the final day of wheeling and dealing until January…

    David Luiz

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  12. What’s coming up this afternoon

    12:30– Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino

    13:00– Chelsea’s Frank Lampard

    13:30– Arsenal’s Unai Emery

    13:30– Crystal Palace’s Roy Hodgson

    13:30– Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers

    13:30– Man City’s Pep Guardiola

    Pep Guardiola

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  13. Team news ahead of Liverpool v Norwich

    Liverpool v Norwich (20:00 BST)

    Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is available despite starting pre-season late because of his involvement with Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations.

    Midfielder James Milner, who missed the Community Shield last weekend, has recovered from a muscle strain.

    Norwich will be without injured central defenders Timm Klose and Christoph Zimmermann, along with midfielders Alex Tettey and Louis Thompson.

    Josip Drmic and Patrick Roberts are among the new signings who could play.

    Sadio Mane

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  14. Fantasy football klaxon!

    A reminder that you haveSEVENhours until the deadline to submit your debut Fantasy Football league of the season.

  15. comments

    Sam Owen:We have addressed the defensive
    issues we’ve had over recent years. We are certainly in a better position this
    season because of it. Yet, so are Spurs and Arsenal. It’s Martial’s chance to
    make the step up in the absence of Lukaku, and fire us to the top 4!

    Steve in
    Milan:
    Players can
    now be booked if they score, celebrate in over-exuberant fashion and the goal
    then gets disallowed by VAR. Madness, what if you and the fans think it’s the
    goal that wins the cup. No celebration, just in case. Var is killing passion.

  16. Southampton sign Kevin Danso on loan from Augsburg

    Southampton

    Southampton have signed defender c from FC Augsburg on a season-long loan, with an option to buy.

    The 20-year-old centre-back is the final incoming Premier League transfer deadline day deal to be announced, hours after Thursday’s window closed.

    The Austria under-21 international returns to England after starting his youth career at MK Dons.

    Forwards Che Adams and Danny Ings and winger Moussa Djenepo are also summer arrivals at St Mary’s.

    Full story.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49290375

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  17. What deals happened in the summer?

    Eleven of the 20 Premier League clubs broke their transfer record this summer, with Sheffield United smashing theirs four times. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Leicester (twice), Manchester City, Newcastle, Southampton, Tottenham, Watford – on deadline day – West Ham and Wolves are the other 10.

    Harry Maguire’s £80m switch from Leicester to Manchester United was the biggest Premier League signing of the summer, followed by Arsenal’s £72m purchase of Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.

    Champions Manchester City bought Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri for £62.8m and Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo for £60m.

    Spurs spent £53.8m on Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele – their first first-team signing since January 2018.

    Nicolas Pepe

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  18. Welcome to the world, Colin!

  19. Watch: Great goals, big shocks and new faces – the Premier League is back

    BBC Sport picks out five reasons to get excited about the new Premier League season which starts when Liverpool play Norwich at Anfield on Friday.

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    Video caption: Premier League: Reasons to be excited for the new season
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