The 2023/24 Premier League season is fast approaching and a new campaign brings with it new hope for teams and players alike.
For some individuals, the new season gives them the opportunity to bounce back from sub-par campaigns, so here is a look at some Premier League talents looking to make amends for last term's struggles.
|England Premier League 2023/24
|11th August 2023 - 19th May 2024
|How to watch
|Sky Sports / BT Sport / Amazon Prime
|To win outright - Man City 8/11, Arsenal 5/1, Liverpool 8/1, Man Utd 11/1, Chelsea 12/1
Pre-season results should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but performances are more important and Tottenham fans will have been pleased to see Richarlison back in goalscoring form against Lion City Sailors.
Against the Singapore Premier League outfit, Brazilian forward Richarlison scored a hat-trick, helping his side to a 5-1 win, and he will be hoping it is a sign of better things to come.
Richarlison's first season at Tottenham yielded just one goal in 27 league appearances last time and it is fair to say he has a lot to prove in north London.
But the 26-year-old showed flashes of promise in the Qatar World Cup midway through last season with three goals for Brazil in the tournament and, with Harry Kane's future at Spurs uncertain, he could yet evolve into a key member of the Tottenham team under new boss Ange Postecoglou.
Despite finishing as the club's top scorer in the Premier League, Kai Havertz was one of a number of Chelsea players who underperformed last season.
For the first time since the 1995-96 season, Chelsea failed to finish in the division's top half, placing 12th, and it is surely a case of the only way is up for the Blues.
But for Havertz, he can look forward to a fresh start at Arsenal this season, having signed for the Gunners for £65 million last month.
The German will be looking to get his career back on track this term and doing so under the watchful eye of Mikel Arteta, who led Arsenal to second last season, should do him the world of good.
Havertz has already scored in pre-season for Arsenal, netting the final goal in a 5-0 win over Wayne Rooney's MLS All-Stars team last week, and he should form a decent midfield partnership with fellow new signing Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard.
While Havertz can look forward to pastures new at Arsenal, winger Mykhailo Mudryk will instead be looking to put things right at Chelsea.
The 22-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge for £62 million on an eight-and-a-half year contract back in January, but has found life tough in the Premier League.
Mudryk is yet to score in competitive football for the Blues, although he did net in a 4-3 win over Brighton in the Premier League Summer Series friendly tournament and more is expected from the former Shakhtar Donetsk prodigy.
Chelsea's 2022-23 campaign was so underwhelming that they have three players on this list of individuals eager to bounce back, with Raheem Sterling having also underperformed last term.
Previously an indispensable player at Manchester City, Sterling swapped the Etihad for Stamford Bridge last summer but could hardly have asked for a more disappointing campaign.
The Englishman notched only six goals in the Premier League as Chelsea finished the season in 12th and without a trophy.
In his five seasons at City, though, Sterling made double figures each time and he is too good a player to be down for long.
Still only 28, the forward can look forward to playing alongside former Leipzig ace Christopher Nkunku this season and should get back on track under Mauricio Pochettino.
Make no mistake, if skipper Kane departs this summer, it will leave a gaping hole in Tottenham's attack.
And unless the north Londoners can draft in a ready-made forward able to plunder 30+ league goals a season, other players at Tottenham will also need to step up to the plate.
Among them will be Heung-min Son, who has been one of the most reliable players in the Premier League since joining the club from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015.
But last season it was pretty underwhelming by Son's standards as the South Korean international scored only 10 times, falling 13 short of his league tally the season before.
Ex-Celtic boss Postecoglou is now in charge at Tottenham and Son will be hoping he can rediscover his magic touch under the stewardship of the Australian.