Last season's Capital One Cup threw quite a few shocks and none more so than League 2 Bradford City pulling of a string of upsets to reach the final at Wembley Stadium, beating Arsenal and Aston Villa. Now Newcastle United have to be on guard from the threat of potential giantkillers Morecambe.
Going into the Champions League playoff draw I thought to myself if Arsenal could avoid the likes of Fenerbahce and PSV Eindhoven then there wouldn't be too many problems progressing through to the group stage.
Southampton, Manchester City, Manchester United, Wigan Athletic, Cardiff City, Liverpool, Anzhi and Hull City all feature.
With Lisandro Lopez on his way to Al Gharafah it is reported Lyon have identified Jeremie Aliadiere as his replacement.
This week's Friday Football Special is here.
Connor Jipps explores former Inter Milan and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o's time in Russia, which appears ready to come to an end.
Every season there always seems to be one promoted side that seems to have the ability to upset the bigger teams. Who will strike first when the season begins?
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was pictured testing out the Premier League's new goal-line technology this week. One which Chelsea' Frank Lampard may just wish FIFA had installed at the last World Cup.
Can former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri lead Monaco to title success in Ligue 1?
There will be several strikers looking to get off to a good start and be the first to take home the first match ball of the season