Swansea City fans watched their side flirt with relegation last season.
It was the first time the Swans have been in real trouble since they were promoted five years ago and the dip in form cost Garry Monk his job.
Alan Curtis and Francesco Guidolin steadied the ship, but an eventual 12th place finish was somewhat flattering and Swansea will need to hit the ground running if they are to avoid another season of struggle.
Reasons to be cheerful:
The Swans finished the season strongly, beating Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool over the final few months. Guidolin will have a whole pre-season with his players while Mike van der Hoorn and Leroy Fer both look sensible additions.
Reasons to be fearful:
In Andre Ayew and Ashley Williams, Swansea have arguably lost their best two players from last season and both will need replacing if the club are to keep pace with the teams around them.
Leroy Fer (QPR, £4.75m), Mike van der Hoorn (Ajax, undisclosed), Mark Birighitti (Newcastle Jets, free), Tyler Reid (Manchester United, undisclosed), George Byers (Watford, free), Fernando Llorente (Sevilla, undisclosed).
Out the door:
Eder (Lille, £3.4m), Alberto Paloschi (Atalanta, £6m), Bafetimbi Gomis (Marseille, loan), Kenji Gorre (Northampton, loan), Kyle Bartley (Leeds, loan), Raheem Hanley (Northampton, free), Liam Shephard (Yeovil, loan), Oliver Davies (Kilmarnock, loan), Matt Grimes (Leeds, loan), Andre Ayew (West Ham, £20.5m), Ashley Williams (Everton, undisclosed)
Gylfi Sigurðsson - The Icelandic midfielder adds a huge amount of craetivity to the Swans and he could become even more vital following Ayew's departure.
One to watch:
Jay Fulton – The 22-year-old has been capped by Scotland at under-21 level and will be keen to break into the first team squad after spending last season on-loan at Oldham.
First five games:
Burnley (A), Hull city (H), Leicester City (A), Chelsea (H), Southampton (H).
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