The 2016/17 Premier League season gets underway this weekend and Football Ticket Pad has picked out five players for fans and ticket holders to keep a close eye on when the season kicks off:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: He is the star man wherever he goes and this weekend should be no different. The nomadic Swede is not one to do things by halves and success tends to follow soon after. He has only been at United a few weeks and since his arrival he has scored a scissor kick on his debut and netted the winner in the Community Shield final. Zlatan is sure to make more headlines in a United shirt and he will be keen to do so on the opening day and help Jose Mourinho get off to a winning start when they travel to Bournemouth. Get your Manchester United tickets today and see if Ibra can fire United to glory in his first season in English football.
John Stones: One of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer is complete and John Stones will be starting the season in the blue of Manchester City rather than the blue of Everton. The £47.5 million signing looks set to be a star for Manchester City and under Pep Guardiola he looks set to blossom. There are not many better mentors for the young Englishman to work under and as far as centre half pairings go there aren't much better than Vincent Kompany. City fans will be hoping they can form a formidable partnership together this season in the Premier League. Manchester City ticket holders can expect to see him make his debut against Sunderland on Saturday in Pep Guardiola’s first competitive match in charge. The Citizens will be looking to assert a title challenge this term and you can watch them with Manchester City tickets from Football Ticket Pad!
Andre Gray: Burnley kick off their season at home to Swansea City at Turf Moor and if they want to maintain their Premier League status for next season scoring goals is key. Andre Gray is the man tasked with firing The Clarets to safety and if they get off to a good start this weekend they can build momentum going into the following matches. Gray has been prolific in the Championship and has looked sharp in pre season. He will look to open his Premier League account on the opening day. Can Burnley avoid the drop? Find out with your Burnley tickets for the 2016/17 season.
Sadio Mane: Another transfer window and another Southampton player joins Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp has splashed £34 million on Sadio Mane and many believe he is the final piece of the jigsaw. The Senegalese international looks set to be deployed as a wide man for Liverpool in a 4-2-3-1 formation and with his pace, work rate and goal scoring touch, he could fire Liverpool back into Europe. Liverpool face a tricky trip to The Emirates when they take on Arsenal on Sunday and Mane looks set to play a key role for The Reds if they are to leave the capital with three points. Liverpool will be desperate to bring some silverware to Anfield this season and with numerous big money signings the pressure is on Jurgen Klopp to deliver. Buy your 2016/17 Liverpool tickets from Football Ticket Pad today.
Jamie Vardy: The striker lit up the Premier League last season and all eyes will be on Jamie Vardy to see if he can repeat his title winning heroics. We may not see another 14 game goal-scoring streak but the pressure will be on Vardy to continue putting the ball in the back of the net for The Foxes. The Premier League champions kick off their defence when they travel to Hull City to face the newly promoted side at KC Stadium. Vardy will look to continue his formidable partnership with Riyad Mahrez and get off to a winning start. Will Jamie Vardy be having a party? Find out this season with your 2016/17 season Leicester City tickets.
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