Projected starting XI

Tom Heaton; Stephen Ward, Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Matthew Lowton; Jack Cork, Steven Defour, Jeff Hendrick; Robbie Brady, Andre Gray, Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson

How do you feel about your club's summer transfer business?

Happy so far. We brought in vital PL experience which will hopefully see us avoid "Second Season Syndrome." Final ratings will depend on what else we do. If that is all we bring in, then it's poor. Bring more in and I will be very happy. We need another striker and some creativity in midfield I think.

What's the highest reasonable goal your team has and what needs to go right to get there?

Same as last season; survival. Nothing much changes between your first and second PL seasons and we are again favourites to go down. So we have to look at survival.

What are you scared of that might derail your season?

The loss of Michael Keane and a much weaker defence than we had last year.

Who's a player on your team that neutrals might not know much about, but should become fans of?

Guðmundsson. Such a classy winger and was part of the Iceland side that destroyed England in the Euros. If he can stay injury free then you can expect big things from him this year.

Who will be your team's MVP this season, and why?

Tom Heaton! We need him to be on his absolute best, given the sheer volume of shots coming our way!

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