The Premier countdown timer is less than 24 hours, finally, the wait is over. The 2017/2018 English Premier League kicks off today, Friday 11th August, 2017 with the first game - Arsenal vs Leicester City by 7 pm.

Bank-busting transfers have been made; loads of fun managers to watch out for, all hands are on desks in anticipation for the sound of the first whistle of the season; new kits designed and launched by every club. What else are we to look out for in the 2017/18 Premier League season?

The season like all other season promises to be mind blowing and unpredictable, the 'big guns' are set to fight for the title while the 'small teams' are here to cause upsets, who is excited?

The Premier League is back!

Can Chelsea FC do the double this season, will it be a fairytale season? We wait to see

It's been a hectic summer of football news, so you’d be pardoned for not knowing what you should be keeping an eye on this season. So, allow us to take you through five of the biggest in preparation for the roller coaster ride to come…

Top 5 things to look out for in the 2017/2018 premier league season

1 . Lukaku set for legendary status in Manchester United

The Premier League's most expensive player of the summer, Lukaku, who moved from Everton to Manchester United for £75m is a striker that certainly has to be looked out for. The Belgian made the big summer swoop to play under manager Jose Mourinho for the second time in his career.

Man. Utd struggled to score goals in the past season due to lack of a finisher.

Lukaku has been on the score sheet most of the times in the past 4 season in the Premier League, only Sergio Agüero and Harry Kane have scored more.

2 . The Magpies are back!

Yepee! The Magpies are back. You probably missed them right? Admit it: you’re glad they are back.

Newcastle United were relegated a few seasons ago, known for their traditional upsets in the Premier League, the black and white stripe team will certainly be a club to watch out for this season. Who knows, they might be the next Leicester.

3. Lacazette - the next Henry?

The impact of the new Gunner striker is worthy of note.

Lacazette converted more chances than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues last season.

The French international may be the real deal - a partnership with Alexis Sanchez is anticipated to be one of the deadliest counter duos in the premier league. Is he be the new Thierry Henry?

4. Pocchettino and his men

Last season's Premier League runner up is anticipated to be on the radar this season because the quality of the Spurs team is still at its best and the fact that It’s going to be Wembley all the way! - Spurs will be playing all its games at Wembley this season and as such, they have to shake off all their nightmares of playing at Wembley and make the arena a fortress this season.

5. Brand new clubs - Brighton and Huddersfield

We welcome two colorful clubs along with passionate fan bases to the most prestigious league in the World! Brighton and Huddersfield join the league this season, we should be expecting even more drama this season!

Premier League games

Arsenal v Leicester City, Friday, 7 pm,

Watford v Liverpool, Sunday, 11. 30 am,

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur,

Manchester United v West Ham United