As the summer transfer window will be shut down on August 9, Premier League teams’ preparations, for the new season, are in their final stage. Many teams are done doing business this transfer window, but some are still looking to complete one or two signings before deadline day ends.

The 2018-19 season will kick off from 15:00 (EST) on August 10 and be inaugurated by the match between Manchester United and Leicester. Last season, Man Utd finished second with 81 points, whereas Leicester finished ninth with 47 points.

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New season, new hope

The reigning champions, Manchester City, finished the last season with staggering 100 points. The last season was one of the best seasons in their football history as they only lost just two games.

This season, teams such as Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Man Utd will also look to finish this season on the top of every team on the points table. The Liverpool fans look content with team’s transfer activities as the team signed players like Fabinho, Shaqiri, and Becker to double their chances of winning the title.

However, Man Utd’s business is not running on the expected track. They’ve only signed two teenagers and a goalkeeper so far. Apparently, the Red Devils fans have no clue about the plannings of the boss, Jose Mourinho.

So far, Liverpool looks ahead of every top team in doing business. Their star player, Mohamed Salah, will also be available to take part in the opening game on August 12 against West Ham United.

Opening matches

The most exciting game in the opening round will be played between two top teams of the Premier League; Arsenal and Manchester City, according to Standard.

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This will be one of the Man City’s toughest games as the pressure of the opening game and tag of defending champions will be on their shoulders.

According to CBS Sports, Man Utd and Leicester game will be followed by the following games:

    • Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur
    • Huddersfield v Chelsea
    • Fulham v Crystal Palace
    • Watford v Brighton Hove Albion
    • Bournemouth v Cardiff City
    • Wolverhampton v Everton
    • Southampton v Burnley
    • Liverpool v West Ham

  • Arsenal v Manchester City

The last three games will be followed on the next day, August 11.

Each top team will look to start with a win as well as momentum. First two rounds will be tough for Arsenal as they have Man City in the first round and Chelsea in the second to play against.

Two of the top teams, Chelsea and Arsenal, have signed new managers for the new season. The Blues sacked their former manager, Antonio Conte, and hired Sarri as his replacement.

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