Premier League Preview 2011-12

Premier League: Ins and outs

August 10, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

ARSENAL
Manager: Arsene Wenger
Position last season: 4th
Nickname: The Gunners
Ground: Emirates Stadium
Capacity: 60,355

Players in: Carl Jenkinson (Charlton, undisclosed), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Southampton, undisclosed), Gervinho (Arsenal, undisclosed)
Players out: Gael Clichy (Manchester City, undisclosed), Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Ipswich, undisclosed), Mark Randall (Chesterfield, free), James Shea (Dagenham and Redbridge, loan), Kyle Bartley (Rangers, loan), Denilson (Sao Paulo, loan), Thomas Cruise (released)
Key man: Robin van Persie
Young star: Ryo Miyaichi


ASTON VILLA
Manager: Alex McLeish
Position last season: 9th
Nickname: The Villans
Ground: Villa Park
Capacity: 42,786

Players in: Shay Given (Manchester City, undisclosed), Charles N'Zogbia (Wigan Athletic, undisclosed)
Players out: Stewart Downing (Liverpool, undisclosed), Ashley Young (Manchester United, undisclosed), Brad Friedel (Tottenham, free), Nigel Reo-Coker (Bolton, free), John Carew (West Ham, free), Harry Forrester (Brentford, free), Moustapha Salifou (released), Robert Pires (released), Isaiah Osbourne (released)
Key man: Shay Given
Young star: Marc Albrighton


BLACKBURN ROVERS
Manager: Steve Kean
Position last season: 15th
Nickname: Rovers
Ground: Ewood Park
Capacity: 31,367

Players in: David Goodwillie (Dundee United, undisclosed), Radosav Petrovic (Partizan Belgrade, undisclosed)
Players out: Phil Jones (Manchester United, undisclosed), Frank Fielding (Derby, undisclosed), Jason Brown (Aberdeen, free), Zurab Khizanishvili (Kayserispor, free), Maceo Rigters (released), Benjani Mwaruwari (released), Aaron Doran (Inverness CT, free), Alex Billington (Preston, free), Jake Kean (Rochdale, loan)
Key man: Ryan Nelsen
Young star: David Goodwillie


BOLTON WANDERERS
Manager: Owen Coyle
Position last season: 14th
Nickname: The Trotters
Ground: Reebok Stadium
Capacity: 28,101

Players in: Darren Pratley (Swansea, free), Nigel Reo-Coker (Aston Villa, free), Chris Eagles (Burnley, undisclosed), Tyrone Mears (Burnley, undisclosed)
Players out: Matt Taylor (West Ham, undisclosed), Daniel Ward (Huddersfield, undisclosed), Ali Al Habsi (Wigan, undisclosed), Johan Elmander (Galatasaray, free), Andrew Burns (Bradford City, free), Joey O'Brien (West Ham, free), Tamir Cohen (released)
Key Man: Jussi Jaaskelainen
Young star: Marcos Alonso


CHELSEA
Manager: Andre Villas-Boas
Position last season: Runners-up
Nickname: The Blues
Ground: Stamford Bridge
Capacity: 42,841

Players in: Oriol Romeu (Barcelona, £4.3m), Thibaut Courtois (Genk, undisclosed)
Players out: Jack Cork (Southampton, undisclosed), Yuri Zhirkov (Anzhi Makhachkala, undisclosed), Jacopo Sala (Hamburg, undisclosed), Gokhan Tore (Hamburg, undisclosed), Michael Macienne (Hamburg, undisclosed), Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid, loan), Danny Philliskirk (Sheff United, free), Jeffrey Bruma (Hamburg, loan), Sam Walker (Northampton, loan)
Key Man: Fernando Torres
Young star: Josh McEachran


EVERTON
Manager: David Moyes
Position last season: 7th
Nickname: The Toffees
Ground: Goodison Park
Capacity: 40,157

Players in: Eric Dier (Sporting, loan)
Players out: James Vaughan (Norwich, undisclosed), Luke Dobie (Middlesbrough, undisclosed), Kieran Agard (Yeovil, free), Hope Akpan (Crawley, free), Iain Turner (Preston, free), John Nolan (Stockport County, free)
Key Man: Leighton Baines
Young star: Seamus Coleman


FULHAM
Manager: Martin Jol
Position last season: 12th
Nickname: The Cottagers
Ground: Craven Cottage
Capacity: 25,700

Players in: John Arne Riise (Roma, undisclosed), Marcel Gecov (Slovan Liberec, undisclosed), Pajtim Kasami (Palermo, undisclosed), Csaba Somogyi (Rakospalotai EAC, free)
Players out: Jonathan Greening (Nottingham Forest, undisclosed), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace, undisclosed), Zoltan Gera (West Brom, free), Diomansy Kamara (Eskisehirspor, free), John Pantsil (Leicester City, free), Eddie Johnson (released), Matthew Saunders (released), David Stockdale (Ipswich, loan), Danny Hoesen (Fortuna Sittard, loan)
Key Man: Clint Dempsey
Young star: Matthew Briggs


LIVERPOOL
Manager: Kenny Dalglish
Position last season: 6th
Nickname: The Reds
Ground: Anfield
Capacity: 45,276

Players in: Stewart Downing (Aston Villa, undisclosed), Jordan Henderson (Sunderland, undisclosed), Charlie Adam (Blackpool, undisclosed), Alexander Doni (Roma, undisclosed)
Players out: Chris Mavinga (Rennes, undisclosed), Thomas Ince (Blackpool, undisclosed), Milan Jovanovic (Anderlecht, undisclosed), Paul Konchesky (Leicester City, undisclosed), Gerardo Bruna (Blackpool, undisclosed), Martin Hansen (Bradford City, loan), Peter Gulacsi (Hull, loan), Stephen Darby (Rochdale, loan), Steven Irwin (released)
Key man: Luis Suarez
Young star: John Flanagan


MANCHESTER CITY
Manager: Roberto Mancini
Position last season: 3rd
Nickname: The Blues
Ground: Etihad Stadium
Capacity: 47,726

Players in: Stefan Savic (Partizan Belgrade, undisclosed), Gael Clichy (Arsenal, undisclosed), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid, undisclosed), Costel Pantilimon (Poli Timisoara, undisclosed)
Players out: Shay Given (Aston Villa, undisclosed), Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich, undisclosed), James Poole (Hartlepool, undisclosed), Jo (Internactional, undisclosed), Ryan McGivern (Crystal Palace, loan), Michael Johnson (Leicester, loan), Kieran Trippier (Burnley, loan), Benjamin Mee (Burnley, loan), David Gonzalez (Aberdeen, loan), Andrew Tutte (Rochdale, free), Scott Kay (Macclesfield, free), Shaleum Logan (Brentford, free), Donald McDermott (Huddersfield, free)
Key man: Sergio Aguero
Young star: Stefan Savic


MANCHESTER UNITED
Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson
Position last season: Champions
Nickname: The Red Devils
Ground: Old Trafford
Capacity: 76,957

Players in: Ashley Young (Aston Villa, undisclosed), Phil Jones (Blackburn Rovers, undisclosed), David De Gea (Atletico Madrid, undisclosed), Pierluigi Gollini (Fiorentina, free)
Players out: Wes Brown (Sunderland, undisclosed), John O'Shea (Sunderland, undisclosed), Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle United, undisclosed), Corry Evans (Hull, undisclosed), Nicky Ajose (Peterborough, undisclosed), Joe Dudgeon (Hull, undisclosed), Bebe (Besiktas, loan), Ritchie De Laet (Norwich City, loan), Conor Devlin (free), Ryan Tunnicliffe (Peterborough, loan), Scott Wootton (Peterborough, loan), Robert Brady (Hull City, loan), Sam Johnstone (Oldham, loan), Owen Hargreaves (released), Edwin van der Sar (retired), Gary Neville (retired), Paul Scholes (retired)
Key man: Wayne Rooney
Young star: Tom Cleverley


NEWCASTLE UNITED
Manager: Alan Pardew
Position last season: 12th
Nickname: The Magpies
Ground: St James' Park
Capacity: 52,387

Players in: Yohan Cabaye (Lille, undisclosed), Demba Ba (West Ham, free), Sylvain Marveaux (Rennes, free), Mehdi Abeid (Lens, undisclosed), Gabriel Obertan (Manchester United, undisclosed)
Players out: Wayne Routledge (Swansea, undisclosed), Kevin Nolan (West Ham, undisclosed), Michael Richardson (Leyton Orient, undisclosed), Kazenga LuaLua (Brighton, loan), Patrick McLaughlin (York, free), Daniel Leadbitter (Torquay, free), Ben Tozer (Northampton, free)
Key Man: Joey Barton
Young star: Sammy Ameobi


NORWICH CITY
Manager: Paul Lambert
Position last season: 2nd in Championship
Nickname: The Canaries
Ground: Carrow Road
Capacity: 27,033

Players in: James Vaughan (Everton, undisclosed), Steve Morison (Millwall, undisclosed), Elliott Bennett (Brighton, undisclosed), Anthony Pilkington (Huddersfield, undisclosed), Bradley Johnson (Leeds, free), Kyle Naughton (Tottenham, loan), Ritchie De Laet (Manchester United, loan)
Players out: Luke Daley (Plymouth, free), Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT, free), Jed Steer (Yeovil, loan)
Key Man: Grant Holt
Young star: Korey Smith


QUEENS PARK RANGERS
Manager: Neil Warnock
Position last season: 1st in Championship
Nickname: The Hoops
Ground: Loftus Road
Capacity: 18,360

Players in: DJ Campbell (Blackpool, undisclosed), Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff, free), Kieron Dyer (West Ham, free), Danny Gabbidon (West Ham, free)
Players out: Mikele Leigertwood (Reading, undisclosed), Angelo Balanta (MK Dons, loan), Peter Ramage (Crystal Palace, loan), Bagasan Graham (Cheltenham, free), Joe Oastler (Torquay, free)
Key Man: Adel Taarabt
Young star: -


STOKE CITY
Manager: Tony Pulis
Position last season: 13th
Nickname: The Potters
Ground: Britannia Stadium
Capacity: 28,384

Players in: Smajl Suljevic (Dalkurd FF, undisclosed), Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham, free), Matthew Upson (West Ham, free)
Players out: Carl Dickinson (Watford, undisclosed), Andrew Davies (Crystal Palace, loan), Matthew Lund (Oldham, loan), Abdoulaye Faye (West Ham, free)
Key man: Matthew Etherington
Young star: -


SUNDERLAND
Manager: Steve Bruce
Position last season: 10th
Nickname: The Black Cats
Ground: Stadium of Light
Capacity: 49,000

Players in: James McClean (Derry City, £350,000), Wes Brown (Manchester United, undisclosed), Connor Wickham (Ipswich, undisclosed), Ahmed Elmohamady (ENPPI Club, undisclosed), Ji Dong-won (Chunnam Dragons, undisclosed), Craig Gardner (Birmingham, undisclosed), John O'Shea (Manchester United, undisclosed), Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham, free), Kieren Westwood (Coventry, free), David Vaughan (Blackpool, free)
Players out: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool, undisclosed), Steed Malbranque (St Etienne, undisclosed), Liam Noble (Carlisle, loan), Cristian Riveros (Kayserispor, loan), Jean Yves Mvoto Owono (Oldham, free), Michael Kay (Tranmere, free), Robbie Weir (Tranmere, free)
Key man: Lee Cattermole
Young star: James McClean


SWANSEA CITY
Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Position last season: 3rd in Championship
Nickname: The Swans
Ground: Liberty Stadium
Capacity: 20,352

Players in: Wayne Routledge (Newcastle, undisclosed), Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough, £1.75m), Danny Graham (Watford, £3.5m), Steven Caulker (Tottenham, loan)
Players out: Dorus de Vries (Wolves, free), Darren Pratley (Bolton, free), Scott Donnelly (Wycombe Wanderers, loan), Gorka Pintado (released)
Key man: Scott Sinclair
Young star: Steven Caulker


TOTTENHAM
Manager: Harry Redknapp
Position last season: 5th
Nickname: Spurs
Ground: White Hart Lane
Capacity: 36,310

Players in: Souleymane Coulibaly (Siena, undisclosed), Cristian Ceballos (Barcelona, free), Brad Friedel (Aston Villa, free)
Players out: Jamie O'Hara (Wolves, undisclsoed), Paul-Jose Mpoku (Standard Liege, undisclosed), Jonathan Obika (Yeovil, loan), Mirko Ranieri (FC Esperia Viareggio, loan), Oscar Jansson (Bradford, loan), Nathan Byrne (AFC Bournemouth, loan), Ryan Mason (Doncaster, loan), Bongani Khumalo (Reading, loan), Kyle Naughton (Norwich, loan), Jonathan Woodgate (Stoke, free)
Key man: Luka Modric
Young star: Kyle Walker


WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Manager: Roy Hodgson
Position last season: 11th
Nickname: The Baggies
Ground: The Hawthorns
Capacity: 28,003

Players in: Shane Long (Reading, undisclosed), Billy Jones (Preston, Undisclosed), Zoltan Gera (Fulham, free), Gareth McAuley (Ipswich, free), Marton Fulop (Ipswich, free), Ben Foster (Birmingham City, loan)
Players out: Gianni Zuiverloon (Mallorca, undisclosed), Borja Valero (Villarreal, undisclosed), Ryan Allsopp (Millwall, undisclosed), Scott Carson (Bursaspor, undisclosed), Giles Barnes (released), Chris Wood (Birmingham, loan), Boaz Myhill (Birmingham, loan)
Key man: Chris Brunt
Young star: -


WIGAN ATHLETIC
Manager: Roberto Martinez
Position last season: 16th
Nickname: The Latics
Ground: DW Stadium
Capacity: 25,138

Players in: Ali Al Habsi (Bolton, undisclosed), David Jones (Wolves, free)
Players out: Charles N'Zogbia (Aston Villa, undisclosed), Antonio Amaya (Real Betis, undisclosed), Mauro Boselli (Estudiantes La Plata, loan), Steven Caldwell (Birmingham, free), Daniel De Ridder (Grasshoppers, free), Jason Koumas (released)
Key man: Hugo Rodallega
Young star: Callum McManaman


WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
Manager: Mick McCarthy
Position last season: 17th
Nickname: Wolves
Ground: Molineux
Capacity: 29,195

Players in: Jamie O'Hara (Tottenham, undisclosed), Roger Johnson (Birmingham City, undisclosed), Dorus de Vries (Swansea, free)
Players out: Greg Halford (Portsmouth, undisclosed), Carl Ikeme (Middlesbrough, loan), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Sheffield United, loan), Steven Mouyokolo (Sochaux, loan), Danny Batth (Sheffield Wednesday, loan), Scott Malone (AFC Bournemouth, loan)
Key Man: Roger Johnson
Young star: -

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