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BT Sport's Premier League 2018/19 team guides: Southampton to Wolves

In the final instalment of BT Sport's extensive four-part guide to the new season, we run the rule over Southampton, Tottenham, Watford, West Ham and Wolves.

The 2018/19 Premier League season is fast approaching, but how are your team shaping up for the new campaign?

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Ahead of BT Sport's first live game, Saturday's clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton, we decided to take a closer look at this year's 20 participants.

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Here, we run the rule over Southampton, Tottenham, Watford, West Ham and Wolves in the final instalment of an exclusive four-part series.

SOUTHAMPTON

Star man – Rock-solid in defence and a threat going forward, Ryan Bertrand brings an elite level to the Southampton left flank.

One to watch – Charlie Austin. The striker’s succession of injuries appear to be behind him now and the 29-year-old will be searching for regular game-time to boost the Saints' goal tally.

Key new arrival – Versatile young forward Mohamed Elyounoussi looks an intriguing addition after two outstanding seasons at FC Basel. The 23-year-old scored 23 goals in 83 games for the Swiss giants, assisting for a further 30 strikes. A canny bit of business by boss Mark Hughes.

Season objective – Stability away from a relegation scrap and back to the heights Saints fans have become accustomed to in recent years.

Worth a flutter – European qualification 16/1 (Bet365)

TOTTENHAM

Star man – Spurs will be hoping Harry Kane recovers quickly from his draining World Cup exertions. The England skipper is rightly applauded for winning the Golden Boot, but at what price to his employers? Even the man himself admits he was"disappointed" by his six-goal return in Russia - in truth, he looked shattered by the end. That said, it would be no surprise at all to see him unexpectedly pitch up at Newcastle on Saturday and grab a goal.

One to watch – Can England’s standout performer in Russia, Kieran Trippier, continue such stellar form? His delivery from the' right flank is a number nine's dream. And as he showed against Croatia, he's got a mean free-kick on him, too.

Key new arrival – Move along... nothing to see here! At the time of writing, Spurs still haven't signed anyone at all. A sign of things to come as they move into their blue-chip but eye-wateringly expensive new stadium? Or simply all part of a wider masterplan Daniel Levy is yet to reveal? 

Season objective – To reward Mauricio Pochettino’s project with a trophy and/or to challenge for the title, all the while successfully fending off potentially resurgent new regimes at London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.

Worth a flutter – Premier League champions 16/1 (Bet365)

WATFORD

Star man – Even as he reaches the autumn of his career, talismanic captain Troy Deeney still fires up the Hornets and leads the line with his customary mix of ability and aggression. His legendary status sees him edge out the equally deserving Abdoulaye Doucoure, who was outstanding last season. Signing him to a new five-year contract recently was a major coup for the club. 

One to watch – Former Chelsea prodigy Nathaniel Chalobah excelled for England in the junior ranks, but had a debut campaign at Watford disrupted by injuries. The 23-year-old can rebuild his progress with a consistent campaign at Vicarage Road.

Key new arrival – Having come through the Barcelona ranks, Gerard Deulofeu brings a certain X-factor to the Watford squad. He’s rapid and direct, which will add an extra zip to the Hornets' counter-attacks. Yet to fully convince in England but showed enough at both Everton and on loan at Vicarage Road last term to suggest he's still on the up as a footballer.

Season objective – Top-half finish to help attract a higher quality of player and perhaps keep Javi Gracia in a job longer than his recent predecessors.

Worth a flutter – Troy Deeney to be Watford's top league goalscorer 9/4 (William Hill)

WEST HAM

Star man – A revitalised Marko Arnautovic returned to his destructive best in patches last season. He can be a real force for the Hammers when playing with confidence. Surrounded by superior players - and arguably managerial staff - this time around, much is expected of the Austria star.

One to watch – Club record signing Felipe Anderson heads to east London to help boost the creative calibre at West Ham. Injuries plagued his final couple of seasons at Lazio but he remains a thrilling sight when in full flow, with plenty of time upside at the age of 23. If it all clicks, West Ham could have a cult hero to rival the (admittedly now divisive) Dimitri Payet on their hands. 

Key new arrival – Jack Wilshere. The former Arsenal favourite relished an injury-free season and now fully-fit, will be desperate to prove his doubters wrong by commanding the midfield for the Hammers. At his best, he excels at creating havoc between the lines in the final third. The fragility of his ankles is still a concern but Wilshere will give everything to succeed at his boyhood club.

Season objective – To make the London Stadium an imposing ground for visitors and then push for European qualification under the calm, experienced hand of new boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Worth a flutter – Top London club 50/1 (Bet365)

WOLVES

Star man – A scorer of memorable goals, Ruben Neves added guile and panache to Wolves' journey to the Premier League promised land. The Portuguese youngster comes armed with national and Champions League experience as Wolves look to muscle in on the big guns.

One to watch – Neves was not the only young Portuguese star lighting up the Championship in a Wolves shirt last season, with Diogo Jota another new arrival that hit the ground running 12 months ago. At just 21-years-old, again like Neves, it will be an intriguing watch to see if the attacking midfielder can step up to the demands of the Premier League.

Key new arrival – Raul Jimenez brings World Cup pedigree to Molineux, having made two appearances for Mexico in Russia. The towering 27-year-old joins on loan from Benfica, where he averaged a goal or assist every 75 minutes during last season’s title-winning campaign.

Season objective – To avoid relegation - and spring plenty of surprises along the way.

Worth a flutter – Wolves to scoop Yaya Toure on a free 6/4 (William Hill)

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