This Sunday london rival Chelsea and Arsenal head to Wembley to play the Community Shield Final. Both teams had good seasons last year with Chelsea winning the Premier League and Arsenal the FA Cup. The clubs will be hoping to start the season well and a winning the trophy should give either side a huge boost.
Tomorrow Ronald Koeman's Southampton will face a club he previously managed in Vitesse Arnham. Both sides know a win is crucial if they are to have a chance of reaching the group stage of the Europa League.
Over time, the Premier League has proven to be an extremely fast paced challenge for the players and teams that partake. It seems to be the key influence in managers' tactical decisions for their teams, and in transfer season, teams will undeniably be looking to sign on young and speedy players.