It’s Christmas Eve for football fans.
Tomorrow, the Premier League returns as we look forward to eight months of the greatest league in the world.
We don’t blame you if you’re not quite as excited for the start of this campaign as you usually are. After all, the 2019/20 season only ended a few weeks ago.
In the short summer break, you’ve probably switched off from football. You probably have no idea which clubs have signed which players. And you might be wondering who on earth to pick in your Fantasy Football side.
Well, on the eve of the season, we’ve decided to predict every club’s strongest possible XI if everyone was fit.
Of course, the transfer window remains open until Monday, October 5 and there will be more signings coming through the door. We haven't tried to predict any incomings, rather selected the best possible XI available right now.
So, if any managers were having sleepless nights wondering which starting line-up to select on the opening weekend of the season, we've done their job for them.
Let's take a look:
Bellerin, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney
Pepe, Willian, Aubameyang
David Luiz will probably play over Gabriel Magalhaes more often at the start of the season but we fully expect the £27m signing to form a partnership with the impressive William Saliba before too long. Bukayo Saka will be looking to start on the left, potential meaning Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replaces Alexandre Lacazette as the central striker.
Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett
Trezeguet, McGinn, Hourihane, Grealish
Villa have spent more than £40 million on Matty Cash and Ollie Watkins despite them having no Premier League experience. The club probably didn't expect Jack Grealish to still be at Villa Park come the opening day of the season.
Webster, White, Dunk
Lamptey, Bissouma, Propper, March
Lallana, Maupay, Trossard
Brighton haven't added too much to their squad but the signing of Adam Lallana looks a good one. With Ben White returning from his spell at Leeds, Brighton look fairly solid at the back.
Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor
Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil
Burnley's finances appear to have taken a significant hit due to COVID-19. Only Josh Brownhill has arrived from Bristol City with Aaron Lennon and Jeff Hendrick leaving.
James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell
Havertz, Kante, Mount
Ziyech, Werner, Pulisic
Chelsea haven't officially signed Edouard Mendy just yet but it seems it's only a matter of time before that deal goes through. Then there's Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner in their best starting XI. Not bad.
Ferguson, Cahill, Sakho, Van Aanholt
Ayew, McArthur, Milivojevic, Eze
Youngsters Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson have arrived, while Michy Batshuyai has returned on loan. Wilfried Zaha is still at the club despite wanting to leave.
Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Digne
Gordon, Doucoure, Allan, Rodriguez
It's been a pretty decent summer for Everton with the shock arrival of James Rodriguez, joining Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure. Youngster Anthony Gordon could be given more opportunities to show his impressive potential.
Odoi, Hector, Ream, Bryan
Knockaert, Onomah, Reid
Ahead of their previous season in the Premier League, Fulham really splashed the cash. It didn't work and it seems they've learned their lesson with a rather quiet transfer window at Craven Cottage.
Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas
Costa, Klich, Hernandez, Harrison
Leeds splashed a club-record £27m on Rodrigo from Valencia, with defender Robin Koch also arriving from Freiburg. They've also signed Helder Costa from Wolves for £16m. And they probably haven't finished their spending, either.
Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Castagne
Barnes, Tielemans, Maddison
Chilwell has left and he's been replaced by Timothy Castagne from Atalanta. That's about it so far for Brendan Rodgers' Leicester.
Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson
Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum
Mane, Firmino, Salah
Same again for the champions. They have brought in back-up left back Kostas Tsimikas for £11.75m. Could they be adding Thiago to this XI?
Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Ake
De Bruyne, Rodri, Foden
Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
Leroy Sane and David Silva out, Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres in. Don't be surprised to see Pep Guardiola's side make another big signing before the transfer window shuts. Kalidou Koulibaly, anyone? Phil Foden should be starting regularly next season.
Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw
Van de Beek, Pogba
Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford
United haven't managed to sign Jadon Sancho...yet. But they have purchased Donny van de Beek from Ajax for £39m. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wouldn't mind another signing or two.
Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis
Fraser, Almiron, Saint-Maximin
Whisper it quietly: Newcastle are having a very good transfer window. Jeff Hendrick, Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Jamal Lewis have all arrived. They shouldn't even be thinking about relegation this season.
Basham, Egan, O’Connell
Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens
Sheffield United have replaced Dean Henderson with Aaron Ramsdale but Chris Wilder will be fielding a very familiar XI next season. Can they replicate their incredible 2019/20 season?
Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Bertrand
Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond
The Saints have signed centre-back Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid for £10.9m and Kyle Walker-Peters from Tottenham for £12m. The way they finished last season, a lot is expected of Ralph Hasenhuttl's side.
Doherty, Dier, Sanchez, Davies
Hojbjerg, Lo Celso
Son, Dele, Bergwijn
Matt Doherty and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg appear to be astute signings but Jose Mourinho has insisted he's expecting a striker to arrive to compete with Harry Kane.
Furlong, Ajayi, Kipre, O’Shea
Pereira, Livermore, Sawyers, Diangana
Three summer signings are likely to be starters for West Brom - Matheus Pereira from Sporting Lisbon, Cedric Kipre from Wigan and Grady Diangana from West Ham.
Is it enough to keep Slaven Bilic's side up?
Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell
Bowen, Noble, Soucek, Fornals
After Diangana was sold to West Brom, captain Mark Noble tweeted his anger on social media. The club is already a mess before the season has even started. They have added Tomas Soucek on a permanent deal, which can be considered a decent signing.
Boly, Coady, Marcal
Adama, Moutinho, Neves, Dendoncker, Jonny
Wolves spent £35m on 18-year-old Fabio Silva, who may not start immediately but is an undeniable talent. Fernando Marcal has also arrived from Lyon but Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted that they haven't stopped their spending yet. Can they challenge top four?News Now - Sport News