Micah Richards has been named Aston Villa captain for the new season.
The Crystal Palace manager has also taken charge of Newcastle, West Ham Southampton and Charlton.
When Manchester United take on Tottenham this weekend, could this battle prove pivotal?
The former Leeds United star has arrived at Bournemouth having impressed in Ligue 1 last season.
Liverpool return to the scene of their heaviest defeat in recent years, while Stoke will be hoping to keep their home patch a fortress.
Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
The Northern Irishman fills a hole on the left-wing for the Elland Road outfit.
The Ivorian was not happy with his former club's tactics in selling him to The Cherries.
After last season's 17th-place finish, the Villa boss believes his revamped side can recover from the summer losses of Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke to surprise a few people this term.
Mauricio Pochettino has underlined his focus on youth in the club's squad number list, while making it clear that there is no way back for two senior players.
With Olivier Giroud back in action for Arsenal, can he usurp Danny Welbeck in the striker role?
Match between Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United to be played on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 15:00. Venue: Ewood Park, Blackburn.
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