For every ardent Premier League fan, it seems like an eternity since the curtain closed on the 2018/19 campaign. However, it’s time to break out the fixture list, free up your weekend plans and, if you like a flutter on the action, sign up for some new customer offers at matchbettingsites.com before the action starts.
Since the summer transfer window opened clubs across the top- flight have been desperately striving to improve their squads and already we’ve seen hundreds of millions splashed out on talent.
However, out of all the summer signings each Premier League club has made so far who looks like the real deal? Here are just some of the new signings that could have a big impact on the EPL this upcoming campaign.
Douglas Luiz, Aston Villa
Although this deal is still work-permit dependent, young Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz could prove to be a real coup for newly-promoted Aston Villa.
Man City and Pep are big admirers of the CDM and, had they not encountered work permit issues signing him last season, he could very well have been part of the City side during the 18/19 campaign.
Signed by Dean Smith for £15m, the young Brazilian is technically excellent with strength in abundance and he will be looking to use the Midlands outfit as a springboard for bigger things.
Mateo Kovacic, Chelsea
Although technically not a new signing, Mateo Kovacic’ move from Real Madrid was made permanent after he turned out 32 times for the Blues last season on loan.
He arrived at Stamford Bridge with a big point to prove after being somewhat underappreciated at Madrid and it will be a big season for Kovacic, who is still only 25.
With Chelsea under a transfer embargo, new boss Frank Lampard will be hoping to get the best out of him and if he can achieve that objective then the Stamford Bridge outfit could surprise a few this year.
Pablo Fornals, West Ham
Having been one of the stand-out attacking talents in La Liga last season it was a little surprising to see the highly-rated creative talent Pablo Fornals rock up at the London Stadium; signed from Villareal for a reported fee of £25m.
Quick, clever around the box and a real technical expert, West Ham will be looking to Fornals to be the main creative outlet and if he lives up to the hype he garnered in Spain, then £25m in the current climate certainly seems like a snip.
Everyone who’s played FIFA 19 career mode has probably signed the former Lyon midfielder- and with good reason too.
The youngster is a real unit and has been tracked by a whole host of top clubs over the last few seasons as his game has progressed in France.
Now Spurs have swooped for his signature and he could make a big difference for Pochettino’s men this season.