The top football competition in England is now back in full swing and we’ve had a good look at all the teams after their first couple of games each.
With the transfer window now closed, there is a clear picture of the talents each club has at their disposal and who has the best chance of winning the Premier League this season.
While there is still a long way to go, early results suggest the following clubs will make up the top three in one combination or another.
Ahead of last season you’d have thought the Blues were on track for back-to-back Premier League titles with the Special One at the helm.
Things didn’t work out that way as Mourinho only won four of 16 games in charge before being sacked around Christmas. Guus Hiddink took temporary charge of a broken team who had taken a sharp tumble down the table and managed to guide them to a 10th place finish.
Now with Italian manager Antonio Conte at the helm plus with significant money invested in N’Golo Kanté, Michy Batshuayi, Marcos Alonso and David Luiz, the Blues have their sights firmly set on redemption and a return to the top of the Premier League.
Another top managerial appointment, the Citizens should be confident with Pep Guardiola at the helm, a man who has enjoyed success everywhere he’s been.
They’ve broken the bank to sign the likes of John Stones and Ilkay Gündogan but the biggest talking point has been Guardiola’s treatment of Joe Hart.
Hart has moved on to Torino after being overlooked by the new City boss, plus the signing of Claudio Bravo paved the way for his exit. Still, as long as Sergio Agüero carries on scoring for fun, the Sky Blues can look forward to big things.
After a disappointing three years (two under Louis van Gaal and one under David Moyes), they have looked like the Red Devils of old under José Mourinho thus far.
Picking up the Community Shield over Leicester City in their first game under the Portuguese manager followed by three wins over Bournemouth, Southampton and Hull City is a vast improvement.
Key signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba could prove dangerous for opposing teams and Eric Bailly looks solid at the back. United fans should safely expect a top three finish.
Last season’s second place Arsenal have looked vulnerable thus far, a top goalscorer would have seen them win the league last season and they have failed to sign one this year also, although Lucas Perez will hope to prove doubters wrong.
Liverpool have made some strong signings, particularly Sadio Mané and they should finish higher than eighth from last season, but they still look weak at the back, particularly at left-back. Plus their new No.1 keeper can’t return soon enough.
Tottenham looked strong last season before falling at the final hurdle, Harry Kane hasn’t looked himself so far this season and Hugo Lloris will be missed. Finally, last season’s champions, Leicester are likely a one-off.