After coming in 15th last year, the job doesn't get any easier in 2018.
See our Premier League pre-season guide on Eddie Howe's Bournemouth here.
Take a look at our Premier League guide on Arsenal here.
With only one loss in nine Bundesliga matches, Hertha Berlin are the surprise package in 2018.
Ronaldo is becoming more and more fundamental to Juventus, as shown by his Empoli performance.
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The time has come for the English midfielder to take his talents elsewhere, Brian Glanville reports.
Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 5-1 thanks to their South American superstars.
The ex-Valencia star is on hot form for Borussia Dortmund.
Agnew looks at the very real prospect in this Notes from Italy piece.