Premier League 2019-20 season: Club-by-club guide

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Champions Manchester City finished one point ahead of Liverpool in last season’s table

Club record signings, a number of managerial changes and the introduction of video assistant referees (VAR) – the new Premier League season is almost upon us.

Will Manchester City become the first team since Manchester United in 2009 to win the title three years in a row?

Will European champions Liverpool be crowned champions of England for the first time since 1990 after going so close last season?

Chelsea have a new manager – as well as a transfer ban – while newly promoted Norwich City, Sheffield United and Aston Villa are looking to establish themselves.

Here, BBC Sport assesses each side’s preparations…


2018-19 Premier League finish: 5th

FA Cup: Fourth round

Carabao Cup: Quarter-finals

Europa League: Runners-up

Players in: Gabriel Martinelli (Ituano, undisclosed), Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid, loan), William Saliba (Saint-Etienne, £27m*).

Players out: David Ospina (Napoli, £3.1m*), Aaron Ramsey (Juventus, free), Petr Cech (retired), Danny Welbeck (released), Stephan Lichtsteiner (released), Charlie Gilmour (Norwich, free), Julio Pleguezuelo (FC Twente, free), Jordi Osei-Tutu (Bochum, loan), Daniel Ballard (Swindon, loan), Vontae Daley-Campbell (Leicester, undisclosed), Ben Sheaf (Doncaster, loan), Cohen Bramall (released), Xavier Amaechi (Hamburg, £2.25m*).

*Reported cost of player. Officially undisclosed fee.

Summer so far:

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