We start every season with the intention of watching as much Premier League action as physically possible.
Annoyingly, life tends to get in the way.
So while will inevitably have to sacrifice some games so that we can continue to pay for food and shelter, these five teams cannot be missed…
Slavisa Jokanovic’s side swaggered their way to promotion last season.
The Craven Cottage residents embarked on a unstoppable run post-Christmas that featured some aesthetically pleasing attacking play.
Fulham’s patient, possession-based style ensured their opponents suffered death by a thousand cuts.
Neil Warnock called them “the Manchester City of the Championship” because of their tap-tap-boom approach.
The Premier League will be a step up but Jokanovic’s side know no other way and they will endeavour to play in the same manner against some formidable opponents.
4 Man City
If anyone other than Pep Guardiola was at the helm you’d expect the directive for this season to be ‘same again’.
However, City’s gaffer strives for constant improvement and he’ll be demanding even more from his centurions come Matchday 1.
Riyad Mahrez has given City even more firepower while Kevin De Bruyne will be targeting the Player of the Year awards.
The only reason they are not top of this list is because we know what to expect, they’ve lost the element of surprise.
Every neutral has been monitoring Wolves’ transfer activity.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the only current active Portuguese player who hasn’t been linked with a move to the Black Country.
Rui Patricio, Diogo Jota, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves and co will give the newly-promoted side a distinctly Iberian feel.
Given the quality (or lack thereof) of the bottom half of the top flight last season, many are tipping Wolves for a top-half finish come May.
Maurizio Sarri is box office.
Expect an unwavering commitment to playing out from the back, record-breaking pass tallies, and viral team goals for Football Twitter to savour.
Napoli were arguably the most entertaining team in the world last season and Sarri will expect to implement something similar at Stamford Bridge.
In Eden Hazard they have a world-class talent who is capable of inducing spontaneous gasps and in Jorginho they have one of Europe’s great metronomes.
We can’t wait to see the revolution in action.
Patience is vital.
Since Jurgen Klopp’s appointment, the German has steadily been building a world-beating squad while honing a devastating tactical approach.
This season, with Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Alisson turning vulnerable areas into strengths, Liverpool have the resources to achieve something special.
Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane form one of Europe’s most threatening forward lines while the collective desire and work ethic is evident from back to front.
On their day, they could beat any team 5-0… and that’s why you can’t afford to miss a second.