Premiership facts

Facts and figures ahead of the 2007-08 English Premier League season which starts on August 11:

Facts and figures ahead of the 2007-08 English Premier League season which starts on August 11:

TOP SUMMER TRANSFERS: Fernando Torres from Atletico Madrid to Liverpool: £20,2million;

Owen Hargreaves (Bayern Munich) - Man United: £16,8m;

Darren Bent (Charlton Ath) - Tottenham: £16,5m

Thierry Henry (Arsenal) - Barcelona: £16,2m;

Florent Malouda (Olympique Lyon) - Chelsea: £13,5m;

Ryan Babbel (Ajax Amsterdam) - Liverpool: £11,5m

Rolando Bianchi (Reggina)- Man City: £8,8m

Nigel Reo-Coker (West Ham) - Aston Villa: £8m

Eduardo da Silva (Dynamo Zagreb) - Arsenal £8,0m

Djibril Cisse (Liverpool) - Marseille: £8m

Anderson (Porto) - Man United: £8m

Nani (Sporting Lisbon) - Man United: £8m

MANAGER/COACH

CHANGES SINCE

MARCH 2007

MANAGER/COACH

FROM TO

Sam Allardyce (Bolton Wanderers) - Newcastle United

Sammmy Lee (Bolton - deputy) - Bolton Wanderers

Lawrie Sanchez (N Ireland) - Fulham

Chris Coleman (Fulham) - Real Sociedad

Stuart Pearce (Manchester City) - England Under-21

Sven-Goran Eriksson (clubless) - Manchester City

Glenn Roeder (Newcastle United) - unknown

Paul Jewell (Wigan Athletic) - unknown

Chris Hutchings (Wigan Ath - deputy) - Wigan Athletic

FIXTURES FOR

OPENING WEEKEND

(kickoff times GMT):

Saturday, Aug 11

Aston Villa v Liverpool 1615

Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United 1400

Derby County v Portsmouth 1400

Everton v Wigan Athletic 1400

Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers 1400

Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur 1145

West Ham United v Manchester City 1400

Sunday, Aug 12

Arsenal v Fulham 1100

Chelsea v Birmingham City 1230

Manchester United v Reading 1500

2007-08 EUROPEAN

ENTRANTS:

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Manchester United (group stage)

Chelsea (group stage)

Liverpool (3rd qual round)

Arsenal (3rd qual round)

UEFA CUP

Tottenham Hotspur

Bolton Wanderers

Everton

INTERTOTO CUP

Blackburn Rovers

2006-07 REVIEW

Champions: Manchester United

Runners-up: Chelsea

Relegated: Sheffield United, Charlton Athletic, Watford

Promoted: Sunderland, Birmingham City, Derby County

FA Cup Final: Chelsea 1, Manchester United 0

League Cup Final: Chelsea 2, Arsenal 1. - Reuters

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