City managed only 12 clean sheets, five behind the division's best total, achieved by Manchester United and Tottenham. Loftus-Cheek, who has been an integral member of England's under-21 side, has made 32 appearances for Chelsea since first breaking into the team in 2014.
This season, with White Hart Lane now demolished, the Lilywhites will play all of their home games at Wembley and it remains to be seen if they can make the famous stadium a fortress just like their former home.
All this activity and the resulting talent-filled squads have all but guaranteed a roller coaster season up ahead and predicting a victor or a top four has never been tougher. We will see. They still have a pretty great team.
And they have also let six of last season's title-winning squad leave, including John Terry and Nemanja Matic, with Diego Costa seemingly soon to join them. This was after they had acquired the signatures of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Alvaro Morata and Antonio Rudiger.
Tottenham, second last season, have not signed a single player yet; instead hoping that their young core will shift gears and perhaps take them to the league.
Huddersfield travel to Crystal Palace having last appeared in the top-flight first division back in 1972.
The online bookmaker sent four pigs soaring high above the iconic Brighton landmark this morning to mark the Seagulls return to the top flight as the Brighton and Hove Albion team attempt to achieve the seemingly impossible.
Pep Guardiola's challenge can be crystallised into a simple question: Will the manager allow Manchester City to defend this season?
But which side has the best attack? "And, in some ways, I'm glad it's not the Premier League holding that particular record".
"Sometimes you must accept this insane transfer market", Conte told British broadcaster Sky Sports, "and sometimes you must accept different decisions".
Graeme Souness expects a three-way battle to win the Premier League next season with Chelsea, Manchester City and United competing for the title.
As well as the silverware, Arsenal's supporters have also had a major signing to celebrate after Wenger broke the club's transfer record to sign prolific French striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon. Roman Abramovich has perfected the dark art of doing the wrong thing at the wrong time.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of the 26-year-old and hinted in June at the possibility of making a bid for the player, who has already been the subject of at least one offer from Italian side Roma this summer.