It is worth mentioning of course that Leicester City won the Premier League title in just their second season after being promoted from the Championship, but Wolves will be looking for a more sustained challenge at the top of the table.
The 20 top-flight clubs - or 19 of them, with Tottenham inactive all summer - combined to spend £110million on deadline day and £1.23billion over the window as a whole, compared to £210m and £1.43bn 12 months ago.
According to the Times, however, Federation Internationale de Football Association are "planning to introduce a standardised global transfer window", closing for each league the day before their season begins. "Of course, it's hard to understand for people that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently", he said.
Pochettino decided keeping players was the priority after a third successive top-three finish.
Yet, based on the World Cup performances of Golden Boot victor Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen among others, there is still plenty for Mauricio Pochettino to look forward to.
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Speaking by telephone on Friday, Kessler said he's feeling a lot better about the safety precautions for the Washington rally. Saturday marked the anniversary of a march by torch-toting white supremacists a day ahead of the larger event in downtown.
Now United fans will hope that from Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester onwards, he has a similar impact - indeed, that he helps them reach for the stars.
Preparing for its first Premier League campaign in four years, Fulham added five players on Thursday, including signing midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa from Marseille, goalkeeper Sergio Rico from Sevilla and striker Luciano Vietto on loan from Atletico Madrid. Both are goalkeepers and Chelsea's signing has made Arrizabalaga the most expensive goalkeeper in the world, a record previously held by Becker. The former Barcelona and Inter Milan rightback has committed to a four-year contract with Brighton, with the move subject to worldwide clearance.
The 32-year-old played for his old club Everton last season and recently moved to the MLS where he joined D.C. United.
It was a happy return to Craven Cottage for Roy Hodgson but an unhappy return to the Premier League for Fulham as Palace came away with a 2-0 win in their London derby.