We all know a new season means a fresh start for players and teams, but not all of them.
Some Premier League stars are unfortunate to be missing pre-season due to injury and are set to miss the start of the new campaign.
Some are injuries carried over from last season, some picked up in the off season – and one player signed by a team when he was already injured.
So, which players are expected to be injured for the start of the Premier League season (August 13)?
talkSPORT has selected 12 top-flight players from the growing list click the arrow, above right to find out will be sidelined.