10 key questions for the first weekend of the Premier League

José Mourinho has been grumpy during the entire preseason of Manchester United

Was it really 12 weeks ago that the Premier League packed up their grandiloquence and Nike balls? The World Cup made it look like football never left us and, suddenly, the top flight came back before we were properly prepared.

It certainly looks that way in some clubs where the ramifications of Russia are still felt, and the transfer window closed with too much haste.

Here are 10 questions to reflect on before the first weekend …

Will Jose Mourinho's humor overtake the pitch?

José Mourinho has been grumpy during the entire preseason of Manchester United

José Mourinho has been grumpy during the entire preseason of Manchester United

(Manchester United v Leicester, 8 pm on Friday)

The manager of Manchester United has been in a bad mood through the preseason tour of his club by the USA. UU., Pointing to the board over the signings instead of bringing charisma and encouragement.

He may have a point about the need for an elite center, but he can not do anything about it now and it will be fascinating to see the style with which his team approaches their first game.

Leicester still finds his feet under Claude Puel, but it is likely that Harry Maguire, a United goal, will start. If the England defender has a good game, will we see a Mourinho explosion afterwards?

OPENING OF WEEKEND FIXATIONS

FRIDAY

Manchester United vs. Leicester (20:00)

SATURDAY

Newcastle vs Tottenham (12:30 p.m.)

Bournemouth vs. Cardiff (15:00)

Fulham vs. Crystal Palace (15:00)

Huddersfield vs Chelsea (15:00)

Watford vs Brighton (15:00)

Wolves vs Everton (5:30 p.m.)

SUNDAY

Liverpool vs West Ham (1:30 p.m.)

Southampton vs Burnley (1:30 p.m.)

Arsenal vs Manchester City (16:00)

Will the World Cup catch the Spurs cold?

Almost all the usual XI of Tottenham reached the eliminatory stages of the World Cup

Almost all the usual XI of Tottenham reached the eliminatory stages of the World Cup

Almost all the usual XI of Tottenham reached the eliminatory stages of the World Cup

(Newcastle v Tottenham, 12.30 p.m. Saturday)

Almost all the usual Tottenham XIs reached the knockout phase with their countries, and there are questions about the fitness of Hugo Lloris, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Mousa Dembele, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.

The side fields of Mauricio Pochettino at St James & Park may seem very different from the best ones, although perhaps Newcastle is a good team to face given the growing irritation of Rafa Benitez. Another ponderable, will Kane mark in August?

Can Neil Warnock take a rabbit out of his hat?

Each of the three previous seasons of Neil Warnock's Premier League has ended in disappointment

Each of the three previous seasons of Neil Warnock's Premier League has ended in disappointment

Each of the three previous seasons of Neil Warnock's Premier League has ended in disappointment

(Bournemouth v Cardiff, 3:00 pm on Saturday)

Each of the three previous seasons of Neil Warnock's Premier League has ended in disappointment. He was relegated or fired at Sheffield United, QPR and Crystal Palace.

The man with the alchemical touch in the Championship has never been able to replicate the miracle in the highest category, but maybe Cardiff won that trend?

Warnock has recruited hungry championship players to maintain team spirit and, although he turns 70, still has the vim of his younger years. In a wage bill half of Huddersfield's, can you really do it?

Will Fulham remain stylish?

Fulham has spent more than 100 million pounds on the market, including Jean Michael Seri for 18 million pounds

Fulham has spent more than 100 million pounds on the market, including Jean Michael Seri for 18 million pounds

Fulham has spent more than 100 million pounds on the market, including Jean Michael Seri for 18 million pounds

(Fulham v Crystal Palace, 3:00 pm on Saturday)

Slavisa Jokanovic rightly won applause for leading the remarkable Fulham promotion campaign with fluid football. But can it be translated into the big leagues?

Bournemouth showed that adherence to the principles can pay dividends and Fulham has spent more than 100 million pounds sterling on the market, backing a manager who previously felt offended by the recruitment.

It will be fascinating to see how the team of former boss Roy Hodgson is doing at Craven Cottage.

Does Sarri-ball translate to England?

It would be a spectacle if Maurizio Sarri's high-energy philosophy arrives

It would be a spectacle if Maurizio Sarri's high-energy philosophy arrives

It would be a spectacle if Maurizio Sarri's high-energy philosophy arrives

(Huddersfield v Chelsea, 3:00 pm on Saturday)

The most curious summer finally reached the resolution that everyone expected when Maurizio Sarri replaced Antonio Conte, but the delay inevitably delayed Chelsea for weeks.

His performance in Community Shield was worrying, but in Sarri Chelsea he has a manager determined to exert influence.

Eden Hazard will be crucial and it remains to be seen how Kepa faces a price of £ 72 million. It would be quite a spectacle if the philosophy of attack and energy of Sarri arrives.

Will anyone miss these two?

Watford's high turnover in the past has made it difficult for neutrals to find an association with them

Watford's high turnover in the past has made it difficult for neutrals to find an association with them

Watford's high turnover in the past has made it difficult for neutrals to find an association with them

(Watford v Brighton, 3:00 pm on Saturday)

It may sound harsh, but these are two favorable aspects to fight against the descent and the honest question is whether many tears will be shed if they escape.

Chris Hughton has worked superbly to get promotion and then survival, instilling a belief, unity and clear idea in his team. But it's hard to get excited at the prospect of watching them play.

Watford knows what it is also about: a high turnover to forge creative tension, but that makes it difficult for neutrals to find an association, to cling to an identity.

What Portuguese suitor will become the real?

Marco Silva has started well in the Premier League but faded in both Hull and Watford

Marco Silva has started well in the Premier League but faded in both Hull and Watford

Marco Silva has started well in the Premier League but faded in both Hull and Watford

(Wolves vs. Everton, 5.30 p.m. Saturday)

This is a game that really awakens the appetite. Molineux under the spotlight, back in the Premier League for the first time in six years.

The wolves were excellent at winning the Championship and Nuno Santo proved that his courage to leave a level was matched by his intellect as a coach.

Marco Silva has started well but has faded in both Hull and Watford, now that he has been backed up in Everton, can he see the work done? These are two young and impressive Iberian managers, but who will be at the top?

Can Liverpool really challenge for the title?

For most people, Jurgen Klopp's side represents the biggest threat to Manchester City

For most people, Jurgen Klopp's side represents the biggest threat to Manchester City

For most people, Jurgen Klopp's side represents the biggest threat to Manchester City

(Liverpool v West Ham, 1.30 p.m. Sunday)

For the mind of most people, the side of Jurgen Klopp represents the biggest threat to Manchester City's dominance over England. His focus last season was exciting and he was only undermined in the league by a European campaign that fell on the last hurdle.

Liverpool worked quickly in the transfer market, finally acting on the perennial problem of goalkeeper, and Klopp was circling in preseason games with the biggest smile.

Dismissing Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham, which has strengthened well, would be a true sign of intention.

Can Danny Ings finally shoot in the Premier League?

One of the last daily moves of the day, Danny Ings left Liverpool in an agreement that could be worth 20 million pounds

One of the last daily moves of the day, Danny Ings left Liverpool in an agreement that could be worth 20 million pounds

One of the last daily moves of the day, Danny Ings left Liverpool in an agreement that could be worth 20 million pounds

(Southampton v Burnley, 1.30 p.m. Sunday)

One of the last moves on the day of the deadline, Ings left Liverpool in an agreement that could be worth 20 million pounds at the end.

The 26-year-old suffered terribly from serious injuries at Anfield, so he could never realize his full potential, but he always remained positive and if he finds that his shooting boots regularly will take the Saints well away from the contest that the team faced. last season.

Sean Dyche has a European campaign to juggle, return to Turkey from this game, and has the different challenge of matching expectations.

Will anyone recognize the Arsenal dugout?

For the first time in 22 years, Arsene Wenger will be absent from Arsenal's local bank.

For the first time in 22 years, Arsene Wenger will be absent from Arsenal's local bank.

For the first time in 22 years, Arsene Wenger will be absent from Arsenal's local bank.

(Arsenal v Manchester City, 4pm on Sunday)

For the first time in 22 years, Arsene Wenger will be absent from Arsenal's local bank. Unai Emery enters the unclassifiable coat of the Frenchman and also in a baptism of fire.

Facing the records of Pep Guardiola is an introduction to English football, let alone a club so familiar with a man for so long.

Emery must do things his way, elevating Arsenal above the passive mediocrity that had become under Wenger, and if he wins this, the fans will sing his name from the beginning.

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