2022/2023 EPL season: Here we go again – A preview

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The Premier League returns with Friday Night Football, today.

Arsenal, for the second season running, are involved in the opening fixture.

This time around, Mikel Arteta’s men travel to Crystal Palace.

The release of the ‘All or Nothing’ documentary on Thursday, vividly captures how the Gunners lost 2-0 to newcomers Brentford last August.

That time, Arteta had a squad depleted by injuries and COVID-19. But at Selhurst Park, he will be able to pick Gabriel Jesus upfront and the returning William Saliba at the back.

The last time Patrick Vieira welcomed his old club, they received a 3-0 thrashing as they struggled to remain in the Champions League.

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace will set the tone for more intriguing matches this weekend.

On Saturday, last season’s runners-up, Liverpool travel to Fulham, with Jurgen Klopp intent on toppling Manchester City as champions.

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Southampton, while Chelsea are away at Everton, managed by their legend, Frank Lampard.

We cannot forget in a hurry how Lampard claimed a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge, as he managed to keep the Toffees in the top flight last season.

Manchester United, now managed by Erik ten Hag, host Brighton on Sunday. Their city rivals City, will begin their title defence at West Ham.

It’s that time of the year again.

Gripping matches. Shockers. Controversies. Feisty confrontations. Mind games. Season-defining fixtures. Stadium cramped with excited fans, belting out songs in worship or war.

British most watched drama series, the English Premier League, returns to our screens this weekend.

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