pre-season preview

Premier League: Ins and Outs

August 12, 2009

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

Players in: Thomas Vermaelen (Ajax, undisclosed)
Players out: Emmanuel Adebayor (Man City, undisclosed), Kolo Toure (Man City, undisclosed), Fran Merida (Levante, loan), Havard Nordtveit (Nurnberg), James Dunne (released), Abu Ogogo (released), Paul Rodgers (released), Rene Steer (released), Vincent van den Berg (released), Anton Blackwood (released), Amaury Bischoff (released), Rui Fonte (released).
Key man: Andrei Arshavin
Young star: Jack Wilshere


ASTON VILLA
Manager: Martin O'Neill
Position last season: 6th
Nickname: The Villans
Ground: Villa Park
Capacity: 42,640

Players in: Fabian Delph (Leeds, undisclosed), Habib Beye (Newcastle, undisclosed), Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough, £12m), Courtney Cameron (Northampton, undisclosed), Andy Marshall (unattached)
Players out: Gareth Barry (Man City, £12m), Martin Laursen (retired), Stuart Taylor (Man City, undisclosed), Zat Knight (Bolton, undisclosed)
Key man: Ashley Young
Young star: Fabian Delph


BIRMINGHAM CITY
Manager: Alex McLeish
Position last season: 2nd in Championship
Nickname: Blues
Ground: St Andrews
Capacity: 30,034

Players in: Christian Benitez (Santos Laguna, undisclosed), James O'Shea (Galway United, undisclosed), Lee Bowyer (West Ham, free), Scott Dann (Coventry, undisclosed), Giovanny Espinoza (Barcelona Sporting Club, undisclosed), Joe Hart (Man City, loan), Roger Johnson (Cardiff, £5m), Barry Ferguson (£1.25m)
Players out: Stephen Kelly (Fulham, free), Radhi Jaidi (released), Mehdi Nafti (Aris, free), Krystian Pearce (Peterborough, loan), Artur Krysiak (Burton, loan)
Key man: Barry Ferguson
Young star: Jordan Mutch


BLACKBURN ROVERS
Manager: Sam Allardyce
Position last season: 15th
Nickname: Rovers
Ground: Ewood Park
Capacity: 31,154

Players in: Nikolaos Giannakopoulos (Asteras Tripolis, £52,000), Gael Givet (Marseille, undisclosed), Lars Jacobsen (Everton, free), Steven N'Zonzi (Amiens, undisclosed), Elrio van Heerden (Bruges, free), Franco di Santo (Chelsea, loan)
Players out: Josh O'Keefe (Walsall, undisclosed), Andre Ooijer (PSV Eindhoven, free), Tugay (retired), Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth, free), Carlos Villanueva (released), Roque Santa Cruz (Man City, £17m), Tony Kane (Carlisle, free), Matt Derbyshire (Olympiacos, undisclosed), Andreas Arestidou (Shrewsbury, free), Johann Vogel (released), Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley, free), Bjorn Bussmann (1860 Munich, undisclosed), Keith Treacy (Sheffield United, loan), Mark Bunn (Sheffield United, loan), Alex Marrow (Oldham, loan), Gavin Gunning (Tranmerre, loan), Alan Judge (Plymouth, loan)
Key man: Stephen Warnock
Young star: Franco di Santo


BOLTON WANDERERS
Manager: Gary Megson
Position last season: 13th
Nickname: The Trotters
Ground: Reebok Stadium
Capacity: 28,101

Players in: Sean Davis (Portsmouth, free), Paul Robinson (West Brom, loan), Zat Knight (Aston Villa, undisclosed), Sam Ricketts (Hull, undisclosed)
Players out: Blerim Dzemaili (Torino, undisclosed), Rob Sissons (released), Nathan Woolfe (released), James Sinclair (released).
Key man: Kevin Davies
Young star: Fabrice Muamba


BURNLEY
Manager: Owen Coyle
Position last season: 5th in Championship (promoted via play-offs)
Nickname: The Clarets
Ground: Turf Moor
Capacity: 22,546

Players in: David Edgar (Newcastle, tribunal), Brian Easton (Hamilton, £350,000), Richard Eckersley (Man Utd, undisclosed), Steven Fletcher (Hibernian, £3m), Tyrone Mears (Derby, £500,000), Fernando Guerrero (Independiente del Valle, loan)
Players out: Alan Mahon (Tranmere, free), Steve Jones (Walsall, free), Gabor Kiraly (released), Alex MacDonald (Falkirk, loan)
Key man: Graham Alexander
Young star: Fernando Guerrero


CHELSEA
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Position last season: 3rd
Nickname: The Blues
Ground: Stamford Bridge
Capacity: 42,055

Players in: Ross Turnbull (Middlesbrough, free), Daniel Sturridge (Man City, tribunal), Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA Moscow, undisclosed)
Players out: Lee Sawyer (Southend, loan), Ben Sahar (Espanyol, undisclosed), Jimmy Smith (Leyton Orient, free), Slobodan Rajkovic (FC Twente, loan), Scott Sinclair (Wigan, loan), Patrick van Aanholt (Coventry, loan), Miroslav Stoch (FC Twente, loan), Morten Nielsen (AZ Alkmaar, undisclosed), Sergio Tejera (Real Mallorca, undisclosed), Frank Nouble (West Ham, undisclosed), Franco di Santo (Blackburn, loan), Michael Mancienne (Wolves, loan)
Key man: Frank Lampard
Young star: Daniel Sturridge


EVERTON
Manager: David Moyes
Position last season: 5th
Nickname: The Toffees
Ground: Goodison Park
Capacity: 40,216

Players in: Jo (Man City, loan), Anton Peterlin (Ventura County Fusion, undisclosed), Shkodran Mustafi (Hamburg, free), Luke Garbutt (Leeds, tribunal).
Players out: Andy van der Meyde (released), Nuno Valente (released), John Irving (released), John Paul Kissock (released), Scott Spencer (released), Eunan O'Kane (released), Cory Sinnott (released), Thomas McCready (released), Luke Powell (released), Michael Jensen (released), Daniel Redmond (released), Lars Jacobsen (Blackburn, free), John Ruddy (Motherwell, loan)
Key man: Tim Cahill
Young star: Jack Rodwell


FULHAM
Manager: Roy Hodgson
Position last season: 7th
Nickname: The Cottagers
Ground: Craven Cottage
Capacity: 24,525

Players in: Stephen Kelly (Birmingham, free), Bjorn Helge Riise (Lillestrom, undisclosed)
Players out: Moritz Volz (released), Collins John (released), Leon Andreasen (Hannover, free)
Key man: Danny Murphy
Young star: Chris Smalling


HULL CITY
Manager: Phil Brown
Position last season: 17th
Nickname: The Tigers
Ground: KC Stadium
Capacity: 25,417

Players in: Seyi George Olofinjana (Stoke, £3m), Steven Mouyokolo (Boulogne, undisclosed), Jozy Altidore (Villarreal, loan), Stephen Hunt (Reading, undisclosed), Kamel Ghilas (Celta Vigo, undisclosed)
Players out: Sam Ricketts (Bolton, undisclosed), John Welsh (Tranmere, undisclosed), Dean Windass (Darlington, free), Ryan France (Sheffield United, free), Michael Bridges (released), James Bennett (released), Joe Lamplough (released), Matthew Plummer (released), Tom Woodhead (released), Wayne Brown (Leicester, undisclosed)
Key man: Michael Turner
Young star: Nicky Featherstone


LIVERPOOL
Manager: Rafael Benitez
Position last season: 2nd
Nickname: The Reds
Ground: Anfield
Capacity: 45,276

Players in: Alberto Aquilani (AS Roma, undisclosed), Chris Mavinga (Paris St Germain, undisclosed), Glen Johnson (Portsmouth, £17m), Aaron King (Rushden & Diamonds, nominal), Jesus Fernandez Saez (Cadiz, nominal)
Players out: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid, undisclosed), Sebastian Leto (Panathinaikos, undisclosed), Adam Hammill (Barnsley, undisclosed), Astrit Ajdarevic (Leicester, free), Jack Hobbs (Leicester, £400,000), Sami Hyypia (Bayer Leverkusen, free), Ryan Flynn (Falkirk, loan), Jermaine Pennant (Real Zaragoza, free), Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid, £3.5m), Dean Bouzanis (Wrexham, loan), Paul Anderson (Nottm Forest, £250,000), Ronald Huth (released), Godwin Antwi (released), Miki Roque (released), Gary MacKay-Steven (released)
Key man: Steven Gerrard
Young star: Stephen Darby


MANCHESTER CITY
Manager: Mark Hughes
Position last season: 10th
Nickname: The Blues
Ground: City of Manchester Stadium
Capacity: 47,715

Players in: Carlos Tevez (unattached, £25m), Gareth Barry (Aston Villa, £12m), Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn, £17m), Nils Zander (Schalke, undisclosed), Stuart Taylor (Aston Villa, undisclosed), Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal, undisclosed), Kolo Toure (Arsenal, undisclosed)
Players out: Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea, tribunal), Gelson Fernandes (St Etienne, undisclosed), Michael Ball (released), Dietmar Hamann (released), Danny Mills (released), Darius Vassell (released), Glauber Berti (released), Richard Martin (released) , Joe Hart (Birmingham, loan), Jo (Everton, loan), Ben Morris (released), Curtis Obeng (released), Chris Ramsey (released), Ched Evans (Sheffield Utd, £3m), Shaleum Logan (Tranmere, loan), Donald McDermott (Chesterfield, loan), Felipe Caicedo (Sporting Lisbon, loan), Elano (Galatasaray, undisclosed), Valeri Bojinov (Parma, loan)
Key man: Gareth Barry
Young star: Micah Richards


MANCHESTER UNITED
Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson
Position last season: 1st
Nickname: The Red Devils
Ground: Old Trafford
Capacity: 76,180

Players in: Michael Owen (Newcastle, free), Gabriel Obertan (Bordeaux, undisclosed), Antonio Valencia (Wigan, undisclosed), Sean McGinty (Charlton, undisclosed), Paul Pogba (Le Havre, nominal)
Players out: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, £80m), Rodrigo Possebon (Braga, loan), Lee Martin (Ipswich, undisclosed), Fraizer Campbell (Sunderland, £3.5m), Richard Eckersley (Burnley, undisclosed), Manucho (Real Valladolid, undisclosed)
Key man: Wayne Rooney
Young star: Federico Macheda


PORTSMOUTH
Manager: Paul Hart
Position last season: 14th
Nickname: Pompey
Ground: Fratton Park
Capacity: 20,338

Players in: Antti Niemi (unattached) Aaron Mokoena (Blackburn, free), Steve Finnan (unattached), Frederic Piquionne (Lyon, loan), Anthony Vanden Borre (Genoa, loan)
Players out: Glen Johnson (Liverpool, £17m), Sean Davis (Bolton, free), Andre Blackman (Bristol City, free), Noe Pamarot (released), Lauren (released), Djimi Traore (Monaco, free), Glen Little (released), Jerome Thomas (released), Joe Collins (released), Peter Crouch (Tottenham, undisclosed)
Key man: Niko Kranjcar
Young star: Marc Wilson


STOKE CITY
Manager: Tony Pulis
Position last season: 12th
Nickname: The Potters
Ground: Britannia Stadium
Capacity: 28,376

Players in: Matthew Lund (Crewe, free), Ben Marshall (Crewe, free), Dean Whitehead (Sunderland, £3m)
Players out: Seyi George Olofinjana (Hull, £3m), Ben Marshall (Northampton, loan), Vincent Pericard (released), Tom Thorley (released), Jimmy Phillips (released) and Marc Grocott (released)
Key man: James Beattie
Young star: Nathaniel Wedderburn


SUNDERLAND
Manager: Steve Bruce
Position last season: 16th
Nickname: The Black Cats
Ground: Stadium of Light
Capacity: 49,000

Players in: Lee Cattermole (Wigan, £6m), Darren Bent (Tottenham, undisclosed), Fraizer Campbell (Man Utd, £3.5m), Paulo da Silva (Toluca, undisclosed), Lorik Cana (Marseille, undisclosed)
Players out: Jamie Chandler (Darlington, loan), David Dowson (Darlington, loan), Jack Colback (Ipswich, loan), Martin Waghorn (Leicester, loan), Jean Yves Mvoto Owono (Southend, loan), Dwight Yorke (released), David Connolly (released), Arnau Riera (released), Nick Colgan (released), Darren Ward (retired), Peter Hartley (Hartlepool, free), Niall McArdle (released), Greg Halford (Wolves, undisclosed), Michael Chopra (Cardiff, undisclosed), Dean Whitehead (Stoke, £3m)
Key man: Kenwyne Jones
Young star: Anthony Stokes


TOTTENHAM
Manager: Harry Redknapp
Position last season: 8th
Nickname: Spurs
Ground: White Hart Lane
Capacity: 36,237

Players in: Sebastien Bassong (Newcastle, undisclosed), Peter Crouch (Portsmouth, undisclosed), Kyle Naughton (Sheffield Utd, undisclosed), Kyle Walker (Sheffield Utd, undisclosed)
Players out: Darren Bent (Sunderland, undisclosed), Didier Zokora (Sevilla, undisclosed), Ricardo Rocha (released), Simon Dawkins (released), Kyle Fraser-Allen (released), Cian Hughton (released), Danny Hutchins (Yeovil, undisclosed), Jake Livermore (Derby, loan), Andros Townsend (Leyton Orient, loan), Adam Smith (Wycombe, loan), David Hutton (Cheltenham, free), Jacques Maghoma (released), Takura Mtandari (released), Kyle Walker (Sheffield Utd, loan), Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest, £1.75m), Ben Alnwick (Norwich, loan), Gilberto (released), Troy Archibald-Henville (Exeter, loan), Kyle Walker (Sheff Utd, loan), Jonathan Obika (Yeovil, loan)
Key man: Robbie Keane
Young star: Kyle Naughton


WEST HAM UNITED
Manager: Gianfranco Zola
Position last season: 9th
Nickname: The Hammers
Ground: Upton Park
Capacity: 35,300

Players in: Jack Lampe (Harlow Town, free), Peter Kurucz (FC Ujpest, undisclosed), Herita Ilunga (Toulouse, undisclosed), Luis Jimenez (Inter Milan, loan), Frank Nouble (Chelsea, undisclosed), Fabio Daprela (Grasshoppers, undisclosed)
Players out: Kyel Reid (West Ham to Sheffield Utd, free), Diego Tristan (released), Lee Bowyer (Birmingham, free), Walter Lopez (released), Tony Stokes (released), Jimmy Walker (released), Lucas Neill (released), Freddie Sears (Crystal Palace, loan), Joe Widdowson (Grimsby, free)
Key man: Carlton Cole
Young star: Junior Stanislas


WIGAN ATHLETIC
Manager: Roberto Martinez
Position last season: 11th
Nickname: The Latics
Ground: DW Stadium
Capacity: 25,135

Players in: Jordi Gomez (Espanyol, undisclosed), Hendry Thomas (Deportivo Olimpia, undisclosed), Jason Scotland (Swansea, £2m) , James McCarthy (Hamilton, £1.2m), Scott Sinclair (Chelsea, loan)
Players out: Lee Cattermole (Sunderland, £6m), Antonio Valencia (Man Utd, undisclosed), Lewis Montrose (Wycombe, free), Henri Camara (released), Lewis Field (released), Matt Hampson (released), Craig Mahon (released), Andrew Pearson (released), Antoine Sibierski (released).
Key man: Lee Cattermole
Young star: James McCarthy


WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
Manager: Mick McCarthy
Position last season: 1st in Championship
Nickname: Wolves
Ground: Molineux
Capacity: 28,576

Players in: Ronald Zubar (Marseille, undisclosed), Kevin Doyle (Reading, undisclosed), Marcus Hahnemann (Reading, free), Greg Halford (Sunderland, undisclosed), Andrew Surman (Southampton, undisclosed), Nenad Milijas (Red Star Belgrade, undisclosed), Michael Mancienne (Chelsea, loan)
Players out: Lewis Gobern (released), Alex Melbourne (released), Matt Bailey (released), Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons, undisclosed), Darren Potter (Sheff Wed, undisclosed)
Key man: Michael Kightly
Young star: Richard Stearman