The 2015/16 season was about glass ceilings for Tottenham Hotspur.
Their Champions League qualification saw them smash through one seemingly impossible barrier, but a final day meltdown at already relegated Newcastle United meant they finished behind arch-rivals Arsenal for a 21st year in a row.
Nevertheless, the bigger picture was that Spurs had made huge progress under Mauricio Pochettino and they will be determined to enjoy their European adventure now they are at the top table.
The real challenge, however, could be defending their domestic position in the face of a rejuvenated Chelsea and Manchester United.
If they perform to last season’s standards you wouldn’t bet against them.
Reasons to be cheerful:
Spurs’ Premier League title bid was all the more remarkable given the fact they were involved in the Europa League and the lack of Thursday night games on the continent this season should help.
New signing Victor Wanyama is a Pochettino favourite and will give Spurs plenty of options in midfield, while Vincent Janssen enjoyed a spectacular season in Holland and will provide much-needed cover for Harry Kane.
Reasons to be fearful:
Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City were below par last season and should all be better this time around. The club are still hugely reliant on Kane and if he was to be injured the Lilywhites could struggle for goals. Jan Vertonghen will miss the start of the season with an ankle problem and could force the hugely effective Eric Dier into defence.
Vincent Janssen (AZ Alkmaar, £18.6m), Victor Wanyama (Southampton, £11m).
Out the door:
Federico Fazio (Roma, Loan), Grant Ward (Ipswich, £0.7m), Christopher Paul (QPR, free), Filip Lesniak (Slovan Liberec, loan), Emmanuel Sonupe (released), Alex Pritchard (Norwich, £9m).
Harry Kane – The England striker bagged 32 goals in all competitions last season and Spurs will need more of the same if they are to mount another title challenge.
One to watch:
Vincent Janssen – The young striker comes with a huge price tag but enjoyed a fabulous run of form for AZ in Holland last season.
First five games:
Everton (A), Crystal Palace (H), Liverpool (H), Stoke City (A), Sunderland (H).
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Arsenal, Bournemouth, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United.