The Premier League season should be great. After all, the title race is wide open, there are new stars, amazing managers and more depth than ever before. There's also a ton of money in the league, which means some teams who spent a lot are going to be terrible and panic. Basically, it should be a treat. But what are the five things you should be looking forward to most?
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North London battle
Spurs almost finished ahead of their North London rivals a year ago, but they collpased down the stretch and the Gunners happily jumped to second place. Tottenham still haven't made the leap above Arsenal, but they're nearly neck-and-neck. Now we have a serious Premier League standing fight to go along with one of the world's most heated rivalries. The drama should be better than ever.
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The Jose Mourinho/Pep Guardiola rivalry
We got a taste of Jose vs. Pep when they were at Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively, and now we get it in Manchester. Mourinho loves to poke at his fellow managers and while he respects Guardiola more than others (*cough* Arsene Wenger *cough*), he'll still take shots at the new Manchester City man. They'll probably get into it on the sidelines at some point and whoever reigns supreme will absolutely hold it over the other. This is going to be amazing all year and for years to come. And it all starts on September 10 when Guardiola visits Mourinho at Old Trafford.
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Hull City's first notable signing
The Tigers got promoted from the Championship and to prepare for their season in the Premier League they have: sold one of their best players in Mohamed Diame and signed zero first choice players. This despite moving into the richest league ever and knowing they have a £100 million check from the TV deal coming. It was so bad that Steve Bruce quit as manager and their own players are even making jokes about having no one on the team. The day they sign someone notable, they might throw a party at the KCOM Stadium.
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Champions League nights in Leicester
OK, so this one isn't so much Premier League as it is Champions League, but it includes a Premier League team! And seriously, don't act like you're not excited to see King Power Stadium on its first European night. It was one of England's loudest stadiums when the Foxes were terrible and went up another notch en route to their title last season. When it comes to the Champions league, it's going to be absolutely bonkers. There's no way Leicester ever thought the world's top club competition would ever come to their town in the West Midlands, but it's coming and it's going to be amazing.
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Every Antonio Conte explosion
You can never guess why Conte will explode. It might be from anger and you might end up feeling bad for the player that ends up his target. It might be from joy after a late goal. It might be at the crowd and he tries to get them involved. But whatever the reason, you can always bet on him absolutely losing it in the dugout and it's always a treat. We need to get a Conte Cam.