Liverpool face an early test of their Premier League title defence against Chelsea on Sunday as Manchester City tackle dangerous Wolves and Manchester United square up against Crystal Palace as they launch their quest to be champions.
Arsenal, Everton and Leicester hope to build on encouraging opening wins while Jose Mourinho needs a morale-boosting victory for Tottenham.
Chelsea’s meeting with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge tomorrow has added edge after a feisty exchange between the managers over transfer spending.
The London club finished 33 points behind the champions last season but have splashed out around £200 million ($259 million) on new players.
By contrast, Liverpool have been relatively quiet, adding just Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
Against a formidable side like Chelsea, the defending champions will be keen to cut out the defensive errors they committed in a 4-3 win against newly-promoted Leeds, but Mohamed Salah looked in fine early season form as he scored a hat-trick on the opening weekend.
Chelsea were also unconvincing winners against Brighton in their opening match, but Timo Werner, who chose to join the Blues despite interest from Liverpool, did impress in winning a penalty against the Seagulls.