West Ham fans spent a large chunk of 2015/16 looking backwards as they celebrated their final season at the Boleyn Ground.
Now though the Hammers are focused on a future which seems incredibly bright following their move to London Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Slaven Bilic enjoyed a fine debut season in the dugout and has strengthened his squad over the summer with a number of shrewd acquisitions.
Expectations have never been higher – so can the club meet them?
Reasons to be cheerful:
Playing in front of 60,000 every week promises to take the club to a new level. The Irons have strengthened significantly in the transfer window bringing in Havard Nordtveit and Sofiane Feghouli as well as record signing Andre Ayew.
Oh, and they have still got Dimitri Payet.
Reasons to be fearful:
West Ham have struggled defensively in pre-season and Michail Antonio in particular looks a week link at right back. Upton Park was known for its intimidating atmosphere and it is yet to be seen how this will transfer to the new stadium which, despite the retractable seating, is still far more spacious than their old ground.
The club’s Europa League commitments could also impact their Premier League form.
Manuel Lanzini (Al Jazira Club, £9.4m), Toni Martinez (Valencia, £2.25m), Havard Nordtveit (Borussia Monchengladbach, free), Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia, free), Gokhan Tore (Besiktas, loan), Domingos Quina (Chelsea, free), Ashley Fletcher (Manchester United, free), Arthur Masuaku (Olympiakos, £6m), Andre Ayew (Swansea City, £20.5m).
Out the door:
James Tomkins (Crystal Palace, £10m), Stephen Hendrie (Blackburn, loan), Elliott Lee (Barnsley, free), Jordan Brown (Hannover, free), George Dobson (Walsall, loan), Kyle Knoyle (Wigan, loan), Joey O'Brien (released), Nathan Mavila (released), Leo Chambers (released), Amos Nasha (released).
Dimitri Payet – The darling of East London enjoyed a fabulous Euro 2016 and promises to again be Slaven Bilic’s talisman this term.
One to watch:
Reece Oxford – The young defender has been tipped to reach the very top and is expected to feature in the first team more heavily after James Tomkins’ departure.
First five games:
Chelsea (A), Bournemouth (H), Manchester City (A), Watford (H), West Brom (A).
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