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1) Klops’ lack of signings could pay for Liverpool

One price of success is fear of chasing him with failure and a section of Liverpool fans are upset over the lack of new personnel. Kostas Tsimikas is the only senior summer arrival and back-up to Andy Robertson. There is also the signing of Takumi Minamino in January, who will need to make cameo roles during last season’s run-in. That Rhian Brewster and Harry Wilson are being postponed for sale also suggests that Jürgen Klopp feels they can increase their crew. Tsimikas and Minamino spent £ 21m between them and football finance guru Swiss Ramble suggested Liverpool Parsimony is down to cost increase. Fans have been longing to revamp the midfield for Thiago Alcantara but the deal is without any guarantee. Does this point to a weak Liverpool? Not necessarily the Klaps’ team had an easier project restart schedule than their teammates, who were knocked out of the Champions League in March and won the league by restarting all. Liverpool’s problem in the early season may be worsening, but despite the lack of refreshments and Chelsea’s lavish spending, only Manchester City are likely to prevent 19 league titles from becoming 20. JB

2) Leeds face acid test early but can wait for new property test

After winning the championship, Norwich visited Anfield on the first day of last season. He intimidated Jürgen Klopp’s team into a clever and dynamic attack, winning over some fans and completely calming down. By the end of the season he was a cool Pat in the Premier League ground. So there is a caution story for Leeds. How will Marcelo Bielassa adapt his approach to a higher level? Doesn’t seem too likely, except for one important honor – Norwich failed to implement: Leeds have upgraded some key positions. Keep in mind, Bielsa doesn’t want to throw players directly into action if he has too little time to work out, so Spain striker Rodrigo and Germany defender Robin Koch can start on the bench against Liverpool, who have Leeds Has the ability to run amok against ‘defense but, by the same token, they may get a blow if they don’t match the energy and quickness of the visitors. PD

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3) New defensive dawn is expected in Saliba’s debut film Arsenal

Almost 15 months have passed when Arsenal signed William Saliba for £ 27m, making their fans happy in the deal by closing Tottenham’s advance to center-backs. He spent the previous season on loan with his former club, Saint-िनेtienne, though an injury halted his pace. He is now likely to start in Fulham on Saturday and for most viewers, this will be the first opportunity to see why the 19-year-old is considered one of the most exciting defenders around. Saliba may well hold himself all together: there is remarkably few available at Arsenal for a club overloaded with center-backs, the latest headache for Mikel Arteta with an injury to David Luiz, so Saliba A back can start in three-in-favor Rob Holding with Jear Tierney and Back. The game at Craven Cottage probably comes too soon for another expensive newcomer, Gabriel Magelhase, but a solid start for Saliba will inspire confidence that Arsenal’s revived backline may be able to overcome the ghost of several years of incompetence . NA

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4) Pressure on Lampard to get tuned by new toys on Brighton

Graham Potter did a better job at Brighton last season than Frank Lampard did at Chelsea, but both are under pressure to get even more this season, especially Lampard, who spent nearly 200m-value in the summer. New players are beaten up. Brighton got a good preview of Chelsea’s attacking talent when Hakeem Zitch launched a move that led to Timo Werner scoring with his first touch for a pre-season friendly club at the Amex, and Chelsea have also followed up on Kai Havert since Signed How Lampard uses an abundance of talent will be interesting in how he tackles Brighton’s defense, which may include Ben White as well as Tariq Lumpty, who made a stunning impression after coming from Chelsea in January Was left. PD

5) Mourinho has started to shake up the season-to-tag

In July, Tottenham and Everton contested one of the most dire – in the midst of some competition – fan-free post-shutdown schedules. So it does not lift the heart to see them to face them again so soon, but at least, there should be some accent on more and more entertainment. Both sides need to be a lot better than last season: more creative, more dynamic, more fluent. Everton have made special efforts to overcome those failures: Abdulaye Douarke and Allen must surely address the midfield energy shortage, while James Rodriguez may yet be revived with the guiding hand of Carlo Ancelotti. Pierre-Emile Höjberge and Matt Doherty are not quite the match that Glamor should sign for, but the Spurs should give stability to help others flourish. Both Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho need a positive season to thwart the charges leveled against yesterday’s men. Don’t expect a see-saw thriller, but guess a bit more bite than these two provided last time. NA



James Rodríguez (right) and Allen train in preparation for their Everton debut. Photograph: Tony McArdle – Everton FC / Everton FC / Getty Images

6) Top flight veterans should stabilize the Newcastle ship

There has rarely been a point if one of West Ham and Newcastle did not operate under the Crisis Club label. Opening Day will see both kick-off under such a cloud. However, despite another unsuccessful takeover, meaning that Toon Senna must accept Mike Ashley’s continued ownership – even if he is challenging the Premier League over it – Newcastle are actually far more organized than West Ham Sounds when it comes to matters on the pitch. Callum Wilson is no Qian Mabappé, Ryan Fraser is hardly Frankie de Jong, Jamal Lewis is no Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jeff Hendrick is no Jadon Sancho, as those Newcastle fans might dream of a Saudi takeover. The cans began to slip in anticipation, but all are solid Premier League players who can improve Steve Bruce’s team. West Ham has not signed anyone and the sale of West Brom to Grady Dynaaga has caused rebellion among fans, not least the captain, Mark Noble. The club’s owners, Davids Gould and Sullivan, may regret not having the cash-paying fan at London Stadium, but can appreciate that they survived the Saturday evening of going to the barracks in the stands. JB

7) Injuries in danger of hindering Leicester revival

After a hobby practically at the end of last season, Leicester could make a strong start. The problem is that they are still missing key players, most notably in defense, where Wilfrid Neidy may have to drop back from midfield to fill in with Cagler Soyunscu. With Ricardo Pereira still injured, the new Timothy Castaigne is likely to start on the right of that signature. In addition, Nampalis Mendy will likely be asked to try what he normally does in midfield, while the continued absence of James Madison increases the creative burden on other players, most notably Harvey Barnes, who played an exciting spell at Hawthorne in 2018. Enjoyed it. It will be important for West Brom if they benefit from any failure in Leicester’s rejected defense and enjoy a happy return to the top flight. PD

8) Batshuayi: Striker needs Crystal Palace

If one needs to be reminded of Missy Batsuyi’s abilities, when he scores twice for Belgium, he is a beloved backhaul against Iceland. He has an unprecedented record at the international level and has a more bearable spirit on the club stage. In 2019, he performed five times in 11 Premier League appearances for Chelsea Palace in a half-season loan from Chelsea and now, joining the entire 2020–21 season, he has the chance to repeat that form over a longer period at a club where He clearly felt at home. It may also help, that Roy Hodgson intends to make Palace a smaller, more vibrant side this season. The arrival of Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson is an exciting step in that direction and they have a strong interest in Ipswich midfielder Flynn Downs. Batsuyi is a reliable finisher, even though his work requires work in other areas, and with added creativity the Palace side can succeed. There is still time for an arrest stuck at Stamford Bridge for four years at 26; Southampton, who primed himself for better things, would expect him to leave for more than that. NA

Eberechi Eze is a tricky addition and will be said to add energy and action to the play of the Crystal Palace.



Eberechi Eze is a tricky addition and will be said to add energy and action to the play of the Crystal Palace. Photo: Catherine Evil / Getty Image

9) Sheffield United’s new boys take on weak wolves

Chris Wilder says that if Sheffield United bring up another until October 5, they will have the best transfer window since managing the club. With at least one of his new signings on Monday – goalkeeper Aaron Ramsedale – seems certain to start, it would be even more interesting to see any involvement by Oliver Burke. Scoring more goals this season is a clear goal and Wilder said he bought Burke from West Brom because United needed more speed and power. He also said that Burke, who has typically played on the wing in previous clubs, would be used centrally. The wide field, however, may be where the Volks are at their weakest in the early part of the season, with Jonny suffering an injury and Matt Doherty’s sales depriving him of both regular wing-backs from last season. However, on the attacking front, Wolves can give a start, most likely to 18-year-old £ Fbbio Silva, away from the bench. PD

10) Fulham kept the nightmare easy to forget

Fulham’s last spell in the Premier League was nothing short of an embarrassment, with the £ 100m spend finishing 19th which kept them away from a 10-point existence. It was all too early, but soon under Scott Parker – the third manager to capture their dugout that year – there is a sense of purpose and a belief that they will go about their business happily this time more peacefully . This pre-season has been ineffective, as much as Alphonse Arella and Anton Robinson are smart signings, and a sense of continuity could stand them well. Two of those expensive flops of 2018-19, Jean Michael Seri and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguisa, are back from loan spells, although there seems little chance that they will be given the chance to put things right. A little ingenuity can go a long way for Parker and, given that the balance of the Arsenal squad remains doubtful, he has the chance to make a more spectacular debut at the Saturday lunchtime kick-off. NA

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