It may have come round a lot faster than usual but the excitement levels as we prepare to welcome back the Premier League is no different to any other season.
Although they have had weeks rather than months to prepare, Premier League clubs have made the most of the small window to whip their squads into shape for the new season.
There has been plenty of activity in the transfer market too with several big-name players making the switch to England.
And with anticipation bubbling and this feeling like it could be one of the most competitive top-flight seasons ever, Sportsmail turn the magnifying glass on each team and predict how they are likely to fare.
Liverpool were crowned the Premier League champions after a long campaign last season
Pre-season is almost over already though with the Premier League returning on September 12
What they did well last season:
Up until Mikel Arteta’s appointment, very little.
The Spaniard is slowly and steadily remoulding Arsenal into a team who can compete with the big boys again and it was evident from fairly early into his reign the impact he was having as performances improved towards the backend of last season.
One of the…