Premier League 2023/24 – Pre-Season Review & Season Preview

The new Premier League 2023/24 season is on the horizon and it promises to be an exciting year!

Last season Manchester City clinched only the second Treble in English football history. The Citizens following the 1999 Manchester United team into the history books as winners of the EPL, FA Cup and Champions League.

Accordingly, City have the daunting task of trying to emulate or even surpass those achievements this season.

Standing in their way are a whole host of teams, reinvented, reinvigorated and ready for the new campaign.

Of course, part of the excitement of the new Premier League season is having a bet on who will win the title, or who will finish top scorer or one of many other bets available now at bet365 Sport.

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Fittingly, we will be bringing you some of our top betting picks for the new season in this special preview.

Let’s begin by recapping the biggest managerial changes and transfers from this summer.

Summer 2023 – Managerial Changes

  • Bournemouth – Out – Gary O’Neill, In – Andoni Iraola
  • Chelsea – Out – Frank Lampard (caretaker) – In – Mauricio Pochettino
  • Tottenham Hotspur – Out – Ryan Mason (caretaker) – In – Ange Postecoglou

Summer 2023 – Major Transfer Moves

We have listed these moves in order of price:

NameFromToTransfer Fee
Declan RiceWest Ham UnitedArsenal£105,000,000
Kai HavertzChelseaArsenal£65,000,000
Dominik SzoboszlaiRed Bull LeipzigLiverpool£60,000,000
Mason MountChelseaManchester United£60,000,000
Sandro TonaliAC MilanNewcastle United£60,000,000
Christopher NkunkuRed Bull LeipzigChelsea£52,000,000
Ruben NevesWolvesAl Hilal£47,000,000
Matheus CunhaAtletico MadridWolves£44,000,000
Andre OnanaInter MilanManchester United£43,900,000
James MaddisonLeicester CityTottenham Hotspur£40,000,000
Pedro PorroSporting LisbonTottenham Hotspur£39,000,000
Harvey BarnesLeicester CityNewcastle United£38,000,000
Alexis Mac AllisterBrightonLiverpool£35,000,000
Mousa DiabyBayer LeverkusenAston Villa£34,600,000
Jurrien TimberAjax AmsterdamArsenal£34,300,000
Nicolas JacksonVillarrealChelsea£31,700,000
Joao PedroWatfordBrighton£30,000,000
Pau TorresVillarrealAston Villa£27,770,000
Dejan KulusevskiJuventusTottenham Hotspur£25,600,000
Mateo KovacicChelseaManchester City£25,000,000
Moise KeanEvertonJuventus£25,000,000
Nathan CollinsWolvesBrentford£23,000,000
Kevin SchadeSC FreiburgBrentford£22,000,000
Hamed TraoreSassuoloBournemouth£20,000,000
Christian PulisicChelseaAC Milan£20,000,000
Guglielmo VicarioEmpoliTottenham Hotspur£17,200,000
Kalidou KoulibalyChelseaAl-Hilal£17,000,000
Bart VerbruggenAnderlechtBrighton£16,300,000
Zeki AmdouniFC BaselBurnley£16,150,000
Eduoard MendyChelseaAl-Ahli£16,000,000
Milos KerkezAZ AlkmaarBournemouth£15,500,000
Shea CharlesManchester CitySouthampton£15,000,000
Chris WoodNewcastle UtdNottingham Forest£15,000,000
James TraffordManchester CityBurnley£14,000,000
Ruben Loftus CheekChelseaAC Milan£14,000,000
Jordan BeyerBorussia Moench.Burnley£13,000,000
Romain FaivreLyonBournemouth£12,800,000
Mark FlekkenSC FreiburgBrentford£11,000,000
Harry WinksTottenham HotspurLeicester City£10,000,000
Justin KluivertAS RomaBournemouth£9,500,000
Boubacar TraoreMetzWolves£9,500,000
Ellis SimmsEvertonCoventry City£8,000,000
Conor CoadyWolvesLeicester City£7,500,000
Dara O’SheaWest BromBurnley£7,000,000
Ethan AmpaduChelseaLeeds United£7,000,000
Yankuba MintehBK OdenseNewcastle Utd£6,000,000
Mads BidstrupBrentfordRed Bull Salzburg£5,300,000
Yangel HerreraManchester CityGirona£4,300,000
Tahith ChongBirmingham CityLuton Town£4,000,000
Benie TraoreBK HackenSheffield United£4,000,000
Alex TellesManchester UnitedAl Nassr£4,000,000
Michael ObafemiSwansea CityBurnley£3,000,000
Bobby ThomasBurnleyCoventry City£2,000,000
Deon SandersonWolvesBirmingham City£2,000,000
Jeong Sang-binWolvesMinnesota United£2,000,000
Arthur MasuakuWest HamBesiktas£2,000,000
Niels N’KounkouEvertonSt.Etienne£1,700,000
Reda KhadraBrightonStade Reims£1,650,000
Anis Ben SlimaneBrondbySheffield United£1,200,000
Hayao KawabeWolvesStandard Liege£1,200,000
Zidane IqbalManchester UnitedFC Utrecht£850,000
Halil DervisogluBrentfordGalatasaray£430,000

Summer 2023 – Key Free Transfer Moves

As with the section above, we have listed these moves in a table.

NameFromToTransfer Fee
Youri TielemansLeicester CityAston VillaFree
Naby KeitaLiverpoolWerder BremenFree
Roberto FirminoLiverpoolAl AhliFree
James MilnerLiverpoolBrightonFree
Jefferson LermaBournemouthCrystal PalaceFree
Jordan ZemuraBournemouthUdineseFree
Pontus JansenBrentfordMalmoFree
Mahmoud DahoubBorossia DortmundBrightonFree
Ashley BarnesBurnleyNorwich CityFree
Nathan RedmondBesiktasBurnleyFree
Alex MatosNorwich CityChelseaFree
Diego MoreiraBenficaChelseaFree
N’Golo KanteChelsea Al-IttihadFree
Cesar AzpilicuetaChelseaAtletico MadridFree
P.E. AubameyangChelseaMarseilleFree
Baba RahmanChelseaPAOK SalonikaFree
Jack ButlandCrystal PalaceRangersFree
Wilf ZahaCrystal PalaceGalatasarayFree
Ashley YoungAston VillaEvertonFree
Asmir BegovicEvertonQPRFree
Paulo GazzanigaFulhamGironaFree
Shane DuffyFulhamNorwich CityFree
Neeskens KabanoFulhamAl-JaziraFree
Chiedozie OgbeneRotherhamLuton TownFree
Ilkay GundoganManchester CityBarcelonaFree
Benjamin MendyManchester CityLorientFree
Ola AinaTorinoNottingham ForestFree
Enda StevensSheffield UnitedStoke CityFree
Manor SolomonShakhtar DonetskTottenham HotspurFree
Matt DohertyAtletico MadridWolvesFree

Summer 2023 – Players That Are Still Unsigned Free Agents

  • David De Gea
  • Joao Moutinho
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Daichi Kamada
  • Isco
  • Phil Jones
  • Diego Costa
  • Alfredo Morelos
  • Manuel Lanzini
  • Lucas Moura
  • Alexis Sanchez
  • Mohamed Elyounoussi
  • Josh Maja
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Sergio Ramos
  • Andre Ayew
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Axel Tuanzebe
  • Eden Hazard
  • Adama Traore
  • Roberto Pereyra
  • Moussa Dembele
  • Ross Barkley
  • James Rodriguez
  • Henry Lansbury
  • Steven Sessegnon
  • Yerry Mina
  • Andros Townsend
  • Tom Davies
  • James McArthur
  • Luka Milovojevic
  • Tiemoue Bakayoko
  • Matt Lowton
  • Saman Ghoddos
  • Junior Stanislas
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Summer 2023 – Clubs For Sale

  • Manchester United – Talks of a proposed £7bn takeover are continuing.
  • Everton – Everton are up for sale for around £700m
  • Liverpool – Owners FSG are seeking investment, but are also rumoured to be willing to sell the club if an acceptable offer is made.

Key Dates In The 2023/24 Premier League Season

  • 6th August – Community Shield – Manchester City v Arsenal
  • 12th August – Premier League Season Starts
  • 28th August – Football League Cup 2nd Round (12 EPL Teams Enter)
  • 1st September – Transfer Window Closes at 23.00 BST
  • 9th September – International Break 1 & 2
  • 19th & 20th September – European Competitions Group Stages Start
  • 26th September – Football League Cup 3rd Round (8 Teams in Europe Enter)
  • 14th October – International Break 3 & 4
  • 18th November – International Break 5 & 6
  • 14th December – European Competition Group Stages Finish
  • 1st January – Winter Transfer Window Opens
  • 6th January – FA Cup Third Round
  • 12th January – Asian Cup Begins
  • 13th January – African Cup of Nations Starts, Premier League Winter Break Starts
  • 30th January – Premier league Winter Break Ends
  • 1st February – Winter Transfer Window Closes
  • 10th February – Asian Cup Finishes
  • 11th February – African Cup of Nations Finishes
  • 25th February – Football League Cup Final
  • 23rd March – International Break 7 & 8
  • 19th May – Premier League Season Finishes
  • 22nd May – Europa League Final (Dublin)
  • 25th May – FA Cup Final (Wembley)
  • 26th May – Championship Playoff Final (Wembley)
  • 29th May – Europa Conference League Final (Athens)
  • 1st June – Champions League Final (Wembley)
  • 14th June – Euro 2024 Starts
  • 20th June – Copa America Starts
  • 14th July – Euro 2024 Finishes, Copa America Finishes

Premier League Opening Weekend Fixtures

11th August

  • Burnley v Manchester City (8pm)

12th August

  • Arsenal v Nottingham Forest (12.30pm)
  • Sheffield United v Crystal Palace
  • Bournemouth v West Ham
  • Brighton v Luton Town
  • Everton v Fulham
  • Newcastle United v Aston Villa (5.30pm)

13th August

  • Brentford v Tottenham (2pm)
  • Chelsea v Liverpool (4.30pm)

14th August

  • Manchester United v Wolves (8pm)

Top Premier League Pre-Season Betting Tips

Outlined below are some of the best pre-season betting tips you can make. All odds and markets were taken from bet365 Sport and were correct at the time of writing but may have changed since.

  • To Win Outright Without Manchester City – Arsenal – 11/4
  • Top Goalscorer – Erling Braut Haaland (Man City) – 8/13
  • To Be Relegated – Luton Town (1/3), Sheff Utd (8/13), Bournemouth (2/1)
  • To Finish In Top 4 – Man City (1/20), Arsenal (1/2), Liverpool (8/15), Man Utd (8/11)

We will be focusing each week on the Premier League action once again this season, so do tune in when our articles start in earnest from late August!

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