The Premier League is set to return this weekend and with it comes a host of new, and some not so new, faces.
It is the first weekend of action since the summer transfer window slammed shut on August 31, and fans will be excited at the prospect of seeing deadline-day signings in action.
Saul Niguez’s move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea grabbed the headlines and Blues supporters will be eager to get their first glimpse of the Spain international on Saturday evening, while Arsenal and Tottenham also have acquisitions to show off.
Then of course there is the small matter of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Old Trafford return.
Here, Sportsmail takes a look at the biggest names who could be set for their Premier League bows this weekend.
CRYSTAL PALACE v Tottenham (Saturday, 12.30pm)
Throughout the summer, Palace had been crying out for more firepower. It took until the final day of the window to get their man.
Odsonne Edouard arrived for £15million from Celtic, finally getting his wish for a crack at an elite league following four seasons in Glasgow.
His goalscoring record in Scotland should be some cause for optimism amongst Eagles supporters, with the 23-year-old scoring 86 times for the Hoops in 179 appearances across all competitions.
Patrick Vieira will be hoping his man can hit the ground running after their sluggish start to the season in front of goal.
They failed to score in any of the Frenchman’s first three games in charge in all competitions, before Conor Gallagher grabbed two in their draw with West Ham at the end of August.
Odsonne Edouard is set to add some much-needed firepower to Crystal Palace’s frontline
Crystal Palace v TOTTENHAM (Saturday, 12.30pm)
It has been a chaotic transfer window for Emerson Royal to say the least.
The 22-year-old Brazilian arrived back at Barcelona at the beginning of the window after the club exercised their clause to bring him in from Real Betis.
He would have been forgiven for thinking his immediate future lay at the Nou Camp, then. However, the club’s dire finances ensured otherwise.
Made available for transfer with the club struggling to register the player, Tottenham swooped in with £26m on deadline day to bolster their own backline.
Despite admitting he never wanted to leave Barcelona, LaLiga’s loss is Spurs’ gain, with Royal rated as one of the best attacking right-backs in Spain’s top flight.
Emerson Royal has arrived at Tottenham, despite signing for Barcelona in the same window
ARSENAL v Norwich (Saturday, 3pm)
Takehiro Tomiyasu’s £20m move from Bologna came out of the blue on deadline day, with no real noise surrounding the deal until it was just about complete.
The lack of fanfare compared to other signings this summer may be a sign that the 22-year-old is not thought of as an instant star, but his performance against China for Japan during the international break did provide supporters with some reassurance over his abilities.
Defensive reinforcements were key for Mikel Arteta, with the Gunners’ woes at the back clear to see at the beginning of this season.
He may be thrown into the mix quicker than anticipated against Norwich to help turn the side’s fortunes.
Arsenal bolstered their defence with the deadline-day addition of Japan’s Takehiro Tomiyasu
Brentford v BRIGHTON (Saturday, 3pm)
Marc Cucurella came through Barcelona’s academy and shone at Getafe
One of the more astute pieces of business towards the end of the window was Brighton’s £15m acquisition of Getafe’s highly-rated defender Marc Cucurella.
Only a year ago the former Barcelona youth product was being linked with the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal, only for the Seagulls to now swoop in.
Cucurella made his full Spain debut over the summer, albeit due to the fact that the original squad had to isolate due to Sergio Busquets’ positive Covid-19 test, but it shows he is in the international conversation.
A left-back who can also move up to midfield, Brighton fans will be hoping he is the next in a list of Spanish cult heroes on the coast.
MANCHESTER UNITED v Newcastle (Saturday, 3pm)
This debut needs no introduction.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to grace the Old Trafford pitch once more and the world and his dog are here for it.
He faces Newcastle – the club against which he netted his one and only Premier League hat-trick – on his second debut for Manchester United, following his £20m move from Juventus.
With no TV viewing available in the UK due to 3pm blackout rules, the mystique has only grown around what is surely the most heavily-anticipated second debut in football history.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut is the most eagerly anticipated of the weekend as he returns
Southampton v WEST HAM (Saturday, 3pm)
Another making a return to England’s top flight, though admitedly not with the same adulation as the man from Portugal will receive.
Vlasic spent one fruitless season at Everton in 2017 before being shipped out on loan to CSKA Moscow.
After making the move permanent, those at Goodison Park would have been wondering just what they let go, as the attacking midfielder impressed both domestically and in Europe.
The 23-year-old has also starred for Croatia, scoring against Scotland during their recent Euro 2020 campaign.
All the above has led West Ham to believe they have conducted a shrewd piece of business after landing him for £33.5m.
He’ll be hoping to prove them right if making his debut at Southampton.
Nikola Vlasic has already had a taste of the Premier League during his time with Everton
Watford v WOLVES (Saturday, 3pm)
Hwang Hee-chan has already experienced walking out in front of Wolves fans after being paraded on the pitch ahead of their home defeat by Manchester United at the end of August.
He’ll be hoping to do it with his boots on this time as Bruno Lage’s men head to Vicarage Road to take on Watford on Saturday.
Hwang joined from RB Leipzig initially on loan but with an option for permanent £15m move next summer.
His natural creativity was on show during the international break – setting up South Korea’s only goal as they beat Lebanon 1-0 in their World Cup qualifier.
Wolves will be hoping to see some of that on display, and sharpish, after starting the Premier League season with three consecutive 1-0 defeats.
South Korea star Hwang Hee-chan was paraded in front of Wolves fans at the end of August
CHELSEA v Aston Villa (Saturday, 5.30pm)
By the skin of his teeth, Saul Niguez became a Chelsea player at the eleventh hour on deadline day.
His protracted move from Atletico Madrid was the biggest story on August 31, as rumours flew that the deal had not been completed in time.
To the relief of Chelsea, and the 26-year-old, the loan was signed off, giving Saul the chance to prove himself in the Premier League before a potential permanent transfer next summer.
‘This transfer is a step out of my comfort zone for me,’ he recently admitted in a Twitch broadcast. ‘I believe that you will see a new Saul in a new [better] place.’
Blues fans will get their first glimpse of a better Saul againt Aston Villa on Saturday night.
Saul Niguez was the most eye-catching Premier League move on transfer deadline day
EVERTON v Burnley (Monday, 8pm)
Salomon Rondon has returned to the Premier League with Everton after two years in China
Another return to the Premier League as Salomon Rondon reunites with his Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez at Everton.
Benitez made no secret of his admiration for the Venezuelan during the pair’s time on Tyneside, where the striker netted 11 times in 32 appearances to help drag the club away from a relegation battle.
The pair will be aiming a little higher up the table as he returns on a free transfer following a two-year hiatus in China with Dalian Professional – via a loan spell in Russia with CSKA.
While Everton do not play until Monday night, it remains to be seen if Rondon will be part of Benitez’s side to face Burnley.
The 31-year-old joined up with his new team-mates during training for the first time this week but has not played any competitive football since his last outing for CSKA in May.