Last season every race - the title, European spots and relegation - was decided on the final day, and those battles promise to be just as intense in 2022/23.
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Four clubs will be aiming to turn a two-horse race into a more open affair.
Chelsea and Arsenal have both recruited stars from Man City in a bid to catch the champions, with Thomas Tuchel’s Blues signing Raheem Sterling, while Mikel Arteta has taken Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from his former club.
All eyes will be on two-time European champions Nottingham Forest as they make their long-awaited Premier League return after a 23-year absence, while AFC Bournemouth and Fulham will aim for an extended stay in the top flight.
This will be a unique season, with the FIFA World Cup taking place halfway through from 21 November to 18 December.
The stars heading to Qatar will aim to hit the ground running in the Premier League and be in peak form for the start of the tournament.
The impact of the four-week competition will then add an extra layer of intrigue and unpredictability to the second half of the domestic campaign when it resumes on Boxing Day.
You won’t want to miss a kick.