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What's new this season

1 Aug 2017
Premier League names and numbers 2017/18

See the new developments taking place in the 2017/18 Premier League season

Ahead of the new season premierleague.com has taken a look at new developments that will occur during the 2017/18 campaign.

1. Numbers and Letters

Premier League clubs will have new font for the first time in 10 years

2. Pitch designs

Pitch patterns and designs will no longer be allowed in the Premier League in 2017/18

3. Bans for diving

Players who dive or feign injury could face a two-match suspension starting from this season

4. New stadiums

Wembley Stadium will be one of three grounds to host PL matches in 2017/18

5. New ball

The Nike Ordem V is the Premier League ball for 2017/18

6. Away fans pitchside

Travelling supporters will be closer to the pitch than ever before

7.  First Friday start

Arsenal and Leicester City begin the new season

8. Match officials

Premier League fans are set to see two new match officials in the 2017/18 Premier League campaign

9. Sleeve sponsors

Brands will be allowed to advertise on the left sleeve of club shirts only

10. Video tech in the dugout

Video technology has been allowed into technical areas to help better protect players from the damages of concussion

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