Five key moments that changed the 2016/17 EPL season

Doug Mendoza
August 13, 2017

"For large spells of last season, we felt we should have been higher up in the league than we were and performances certainly warranted that for large periods as well". Lukaku should get on the score sheet to help Manchester United to ease to a comfortable win.

Jesus' arrival from Palmeiras in January threatened to spark a title charge for City as the Brazil striker netted three times in his first two Premier League starts.

As mentioned earlier, the top signings will make up for an exciting season.

Of course there will be many other strikers who can go ahead and surprise everyone.

"Winning a trophy is winning a trophy and the feeling you get from it is incredible. He's a player of huge potential who is rated very highly here among the coaching staff and his own players", Shakespeare said after Gray impressed for England at the European Under-21 Championships this summer. Pitting the latest Premier League winners against the most recent FA Cup winners, the game is always a thrilling watch.

Tottenham only lost one player from last year's second-place squad but has brought in no reinforcements. Manchester United closely trail their two main rivals with a 71% win percentage.

Chelsea legend and new BT Sport pundit Frank Lampard has bet against Arsenal and Liverpool to reach the Champions League places this season, according to the Daily Star.

Nine-man Chelsea shocked by Sam Vokes double for Burnley
David Luiz's smooth finish set up a tense finale but Chelsea could not find the final goal to salvage a draw and fell to defeat. Robbie Brady then hit the post at the opposite end from a free-kick as Burnley pushed for a fourth.

Day thanks Johnson for 'most clutch thing' at US PGA
Obviously to be able to finish and not have to wake up at 05:30 [local time] tomorrow, get some rest. Over on 18, Dustin Johnson followed suit, albeit a little less dramatically.

United States warns North Korea to avoid destruction of its people
Those looking for words of comfort in regards to North Korea and its nuclear weapons program need not read any further. He said Kim Jong Un's regime should listen to and "act on that clarity". "You'll see, you'll see".

"Yeah, I think they have improved", former West Ham midfielder Carrick told United Review.

Defence, they say, wins you titles - and it is true.

Manchester United and England's all-time record scorer is back where it all began after sealing a romantic return to his boyhood club.

On the left of the attacking trident up front, Marcus Rashford offers blistering pace and fast feet, on the right Henrikh Mkhitaryan with his tidy dribbling and knack for scoring goals, and leading the line, Lukaku, with his huge power, sheer brute strength and goalscoring prowess.

Arsenal fan, Ryan, says: "We'll do better than previous year which was a bit of a disaster".

The step-up to the Premier League presents a challenge to all promoted clubs but hosting the title favourites Manchester City on day one gives Brighton and Hove Albion little chance to ease themselves into the top flight. Picking one of the two is hard, but picking both to compete for the Premier League title seems obvious.

The 18-year-old right-back made his Liverpool debut last October and showed such maturity that seasoned Anfield observers believe he could unseat first-choice Nathaniel Clyne sooner rather than later. "We're used to just watching the game and going away quietly, but this time around we could not leave quietly".

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