Apart from perhaps Everton, no other team looks to have enough firepower to break into the top six this season.
United were beaten 2-1 by Champions League holders Real Madrid in the match in Skopje on Tuesday, much to the dismay of United fan Adedeji Odumboni, who had made the 16-hour trip from Bristol, UK, with his older brother, Adedire, and father, Ibrahim.
This season will be more tasking for the bigger clubs as they are all playing in Europe. One of the Manchester squads - City or United - has to be the favorite. Arsenal has just one win in its last seven season openers, but it should be different this time since they had a confidence-builder in the Community Shield game against Chelsea last weekend.
Jose Mourinho is calling on his Manchester United players to spread out the goals more throughout the team during the new 2017/18 season. The Arsenal manager should have left after winning the FA Cup at the end of last season.
Brighton have been busy in the transfer market themselves since securing promotion from the Championship after two excellent seasons for Chris Hughton's team.
As mentioned earlier, the top signings will make up for an exciting season.
The last time the title race went down to the wire was in 2012, when Manchester City won the title on the final day thanks to Sergio Aguero's last-gasp victor against QPR.
Swansea's purchase of Roque Mesa for £11 million looks a bargain for a player whose slick passing stood out for Las Palmas last season.
Paddy Power are pricing Lukaku at odds of around 4/5 to score any time in Manchester United's clash against West Ham at Old Trafford.
The past Ajax and Inter Milan manager, Frank de Boer, succeeds the former England manager, Sam Allardyce, at Crystal Palace. Can he continue to deliver for a Cherries side determined to build on last year's ninth-placed finish?
The English Premier League is back for its 26th edition, a milestone year for England's top league.
Players found guilty of diving or faking an injury could face two-match bans as punishment from this season.
However, if an unlucky player is booked or sent-off due to an opponent diving, that card can be rescinded depending on the eventual decision, made by a three-man FA panel on a Monday.
And it is Chelsea fans who take the longest (7,602,098 minutes, 84,468 games) to pay off a typical mortgage as despite sharing the most valuable property tag with Arsenal fans, on average they earn more than £80 a week less than their north London rivals.