Players in: Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle), Calum Chambers (Southampton). // Players out: Bacary Sagna (Manchester City), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea), Thomas Eisfeld (Fulham), Nicklas Bendtner, Park Ju-young (both released). // Key player: Alexis Sanchez. // Team outlook: Arsene Wenger's side ended a nine-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup in May. Wenger hopes his squad, bolstered by the summer addition of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and with record-signing Mesut Ozil settled, can now last the distance in the Premier League title race. The Gunners, who haven't won the championship since 2004, spent much of last season on top only to finish fourth (Source: The Associated Press).
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Players in: Joe Cole (West Ham), Philippe Senderos (Valencia), Kieran Richardson (Fulham). // Players out: Marc Albrighton (Leicester), Nicklas Helenius (Aalborg, on loan), Antonio Luna (Verona, on loan). // Key player: Christian Benteke. // Team outlook: Manager Paul Lambert was hamstrung by lack of investment from an owner, Randy Lerner, who is trying to sell up, and troubled by backroom issues last season. Despite the arrival of Cole and Senderos, Lambert will put his faith in young, mostly unheralded youngsters to keep Villa up, which has been his policy for the first two years of his tenure. Midfielder Fabian Delph is the most promising of the young players (Source: The Associated Press).
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Players in: Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough), Marvin Sordell (Bolton), Michael Kightly (Stoke), Steven Reid (West Bromwich Albion), Matt Taylor (West Ham). // Players out: David Edgar (Birmingham), Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion). // Key player: Danny Ings. // Team outlook: After returning to the Premier League after five years in the second tier, Burnley's season will hinge on whether strikers Danny Ings and Sam Vokes can cut it in the top flight. Expect Sean Dyche's well-drilled side to trouble visiting sides at the least (Source: The Associated Press).
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Players in: Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), Mario Pasalic (Hajduk Split), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Didier Drogba. // Players out: David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain), Ashley Cole (Roma), Demba Ba (Besiktas), Samuel Eto'o, Henrique Hilario, Frank Lampard (all released). // Key player: Diego Costa // Team outlook: Despite playing down Chelsea's credentials last season, Jose Mourinho would have won the league last season if not for slip-ups against teams the Blues should have beaten when it mattered. The striker issue has been addressed with the purchase of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, while former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas will bring some dynamism to midfield (Source: The Associated Press).
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Players in: Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff), Brede Hangeland (Fulham), Martin Kelly (Liverpool). // Players out: Jose Campana (Sampdoria), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Cardiff), Danny Gabbidon (released). // Key player: Mile Jedinak. // Team outlook: Tony Pulis, who took over Palace when they were rock-bottom last November, was voted Premier League Manager of the Year after guiding them to within touching distance of the top-10. His shock departure from Crystal Palace earlier this week puts the Eagles in a difficult situation as the club attempts to remain in the top flight following their promotion back in 2013 (Source: Sky Sports).
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Players in: Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea), Muhamed Besic (Ferencvaros), Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Brendon Galloway (MK Dons). // Player out: Magaye Gueye (Millwall). // Key player: Romelu Lukaku. // Team outlook: Former Wigan manager Roberto Martinez showed he could make the step up when succeeding David Moyes last year, although he was unable to take Everton back into the top four. A fifth-place finish, though, was a good starting point. Turning Romelu Lukaku's loan from Chelsea into a permanent, club-record 28 million-pound ($47 million) transfer was an early summer statement of intent, while Ross Barkley is quickly developing (Source: The Associated Press).
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Players in: Jake Livermore (Tottenham), Robert Snodgrass (Norwich), Tom Ince (Blackpool). // Players out: Matty Fryatt (Nottingham Forest), Abdoulaye Faye, Robert Koren (both released). // Key player: Tom Huddlestone. // Team outlook: Despite off-field disputes over the club's name, Hull maintained its top-flight status and reached the FA Cup final, falling short against Arsenal. New challenges lie ahead in the Europa League and the squad will have to dig deep to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle (Source: The Associated Press).
Action ImagesPaul Childs
Players in: Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton), Matthew Upson (Brighton), Marc Albrighton (Aston Villa). // Players out: Lloyd Dyer (Watford), Zak Whitbread (Derby County). // Key player: David Nugent. // Team outlook: Leicester dominated the Championship to win the title, but it will prove a different challenge back in the Premier League after a decade away. Much will depend on whether David Nugent can keep scoring goals and Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa the most high-profile recruit from Brighton to get going (Source: The Associated Press).
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Players in: Adam Lallana (Southampton), Dejan Lovren (Southampton), Lazar Markovic (Benfica), Divock Origi (Lille), Emre Can (Bayer Leverkusen), Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Javier Manquillo (Atletico Madrid). // Players out: Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Luis Alberto (Malaga on loan), Iago Aspas (Sevilla on loan), Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion on loan). // Key player: Daniel Sturridge. // Team outlook: Despite the big hole left by the departure of striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona, Liverpool was quick to bolster a squad which fell just short in the title race last season. But with a Champions League campaign to cope with this season, another sustained title challenge may just be beyond Brendan Rodgers' side. There should be less controversy, though, without Suarez (Source: The Associated Press).
Liverpool FC via Getty ImagesJohn Powell
Players in: Fernando (Porto), Willy Caballero (Malaga), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Frank Lampard (New York City on loan). // Players out: Jack Rodwell (Sunderland), Gareth Barry (Everton), Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland), Marcos Lopes (Lille on loan), Joleon Lescott (West Bromwich Albion). // Key player: Yaya Toure. // Team outlook: After winning a second Premier League title in three years, City has reinforced the squad in a low-key manner. With Yaya Toure in midfield and Sergio Aguero up front, Manuel Pellegrini may be celebrating a second successive league title in May. Advancing further in the Champions League is also a priority (Source: The Associated Press).
Action Images / ReutersTOBY MELVILLE
Players in: Luke Shaw (Southampton), Ander Herrera (Athletic Bilbao), Vanja Milinkovic (FK Vojvodina). // Players out: Alexander Buttner (Dynamo Moscow), Patrice Evra (Juventus), Bebe (Benfica), Feredrico Macheda (Cardiff City), Nemanja Vidic (Inter Milan), Rio Ferdinand (Queens Park Rangers). // Key player: Wayne Rooney. // Team outlook: After a dismal season under David Moyes, Louis van Gaal will have to be an instant success, fresh from leading the Netherlands to third place at the World Cup. The minimum target is returning United to the Champions League. A season out of Europe should help the team focus on domestic priorities. A few new signings, including defender Luke Shaw and midfielder Ander Herrera, should provide a boost (Source: The Associated Press).
Action ImagesAdam Holt
Players in: Remy Cabella (Montpellier), Emmanuel Riviere (Monaco), Siem de Jong (Ajax), Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord), Ayoze Perez (Tenerife), Jack Colback (Sunderland), Facundo Ferreyra (Shakhtar Donetsk on loan). // Players out: Mathieu Debuchy (Arsenal), Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp on loan), Shola Ameobi (released). // Key player: Hatem Ben Arfa. // Team outlook: Alan Pardew will be hoping to stay out of the limelight this season after his ban for head-butting a rival team's player. If the new recruits, including midfielder Remy Cabella, settle quickly a top-half finish should be the minimum expected (Source: The Associated Press).
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Queens Park Rangers
Players in: Steven Caulker (Cardiff), Jordan Mutch (Cardiff), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Mauricio Isla (Juventus on loan). // Players out: Yossi Benayoun (Maccabi Haifa), Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad), Gary O'Neil (Norwich), Stephane Mbia (released). // Key player: Rio Ferdinand // Team outlook: Harry Redknapp returned QPR to the top flight at the first opportunity to safeguard the club's financial predicament, but only via the playoffs. The London club has taken a wiser, more scrupulous approach in its bid to keep its place in England's lucrative top division. (Source: The Associated Press).
AFP/Getty ImagesLEON NEAL
Players in: Dusan Tadic (FC Twente), Graziano Pelle (Feyenoord), Saphir Taider (Inter Milan), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea on loan). // Players out: Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Rickie Lambert (Liverpool), Dani Osvaldo (Inter Milan). // Key player: Jay Rodriguez. // Team outlook: After the high of an eighth-place finish came the exodus of players and manager Mauricio Pochettino. Ronald Koeman's reign could quickly turn into a relegation battle if midfielder Dusan Tadic and striker Graziano Pelle don't quickly adapt to England (Source: The Associated Press).
Action ImagesSteven Paston
Players in: Bojan Krkic (Barcelona), Dionatan Teixeira (Banska Bystrica), Mame Biram Diouf (Hannover), Phil Bardsley (Sunderland), Steve Sidwell (Fulham). // Players out: Michael Kightly (Burnley), Matthew Etherington. // Key player: Peter Odemwingie. // Team outlook: Many expected Stoke to struggle last season following the departure of Tony Pulis, but Mark Hughes' new-look side secured a top-half finish. With some promising additions, including forward Bojan Krkic, Stoke should again stay out of trouble (Source: The Associated Press).
Action ImagesSteven Paston
Players in: Jack Rodwell (Manchester City), Patrick van Aanholt (Chelsea), Jordi Gomez (Wigan), Billy Jones (West Bromwich Albion), Costel Pantilimon (Manchester City), Santiago Vergini (Estudiantes on loan). // Players out: Ignacio Scocco (Newell's Old Boys), Phil Bardsley (Stoke), Jack Colback (Newcastle), Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion), Carlos Cuellar, Andrea Dossena. // Key player: Connor Wickham. // Team outlook: After coming so close to relegation last season, Sunderland will hope to avoid such drama again. Much will depend on whether Wickham can find his scoring touch again. Manager Gus Poyet will be determined to get more consistency to move up the table (The Associated Press).
Action ImagesCraig Brough
Players in: Jefferson Montero (Monarcas Morelia), Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham), Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal), Bafetimbi Gomis (Lyon). // Players out: Ben Davies (Tottenham), Michel Vorm (Tottenham), Alejandro Pozuelo (Rayo Vallecano), Michu (Napoli on loan), David Ngog (released). // Key player: Wilfried Bony. // Team outlook: Garry Monk's mid-season appointment to succeed Michael Laudrup was vindicated as Swansea pulled out of danger. Despite a few decent additions, including goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Arsenal, the new season could be severely testing (Source: The Associated Press).
Getty ImagesTom Dulat
Players in: Ben Davies (Swansea), Michel Vorm (Swansea), Eric Dier (Sporting Clube), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders) and Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal). // Players out: Jake Livermore (Hull City), Iago Falque (Genoa) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City). // Key player: Christian Eriksen. // Team outlook: After going through two managers last season, Tottenham turned to Mauricio Pochettino, hoping he can bring the brand of attacking football he instilled at Southampton. The target is Champions League qualification, but the squad could be stretched again by the demands of the Europa League (Source: The Associated Press).
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West Bromwich Albion
Players in: Enner Valencia (Pachuca), Mauro Zarate (Velez Sarsfield), Cheikhou Kouyate (Anderlecht), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal on loan). // Players out: Billy Jones (Sunderland), Liam Ridgewell (Portland Timbers), Steven Reid (Burnley).// Key player: Stephane Sessegnon. // Team outlook: After just avoiding relegation under Pepe Mel, West Brom's next appointment took everyone by surprise. Alan Irvine, who was running Everton's academy, has been given his first top flight management role. Will the gamble pay off? Only time will tell (Source: The Associated Press).
Action ImagesAlex Morton
Players in: Enner Valencia (Pachuca), Mauro Zarate (Velez Sarsfield), Cheikhou Kouyate (Anderlecht), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal on loan). // Players out: Joe Cole (Aston Villa), Matt Taylor (Burnley), Jack Collison, Alou Diarra, George McCartney (all released). // Key player: Enner Valencia. // Team outlook: To stay in charge, Sam Allardyce will have to ensure last season's inconsistencies aren't repeated and the football is more exciting. Former England striker Teddy Sheringham was hired as a coach to turn disappointing home draws into wins. Fans weren't satisfied with the mid-table finish. The signing of Ecuador World Cup star Valencia came just as forward Andy Carroll was ruled out again through injury (Source: The Asssociated Press).