5 things to expect from Premier League opening day from new signing debuts to VAR drama

The Premier League returns today, kicking off with Arsenal ‘s trip to newly promoted Fulham as the early game.

The season will, at least initially, take place behind closed doors because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic meaning that every top flight game will be televised.

We saw a lot of changes last season, with the reintroduction of VAR at the start of the season and the new regulations brought in for ‘Project Restart’.

Now, with a new campaign on the horizon, Daily Star Sport has picked out five things to keep an eye out for on the opening day of the season.

New signings like Willian could make their debuts
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New signings

Of the sides in action on the opening day, we could see a total of 19 signings feature for their new clubs plus five players who made loan moves permanent.

The likes of Antonee Robinson, Kenny Tete, Mario Lemina, Alphonse Areola and Ola Aina could all star for Fulham, while Arsenal may call on Willian, William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes.

Michy Batshuayi has returned to Crystal Palace on loan and is joined by talented youngsters Nathan Ferguson and Eberechi Eze at Selhurst Park.

Mohammed Salisu and Kostas Tsimikas could be on show for Southampton and Liverpool respectively while big name signings Rodrigo and Robin Koch may feature for Leeds.

Newcastle could have up to four new faces on show when they take on West Ham, after signing Jeff Hendrick, Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Jamal Lewis.

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