Premier League 2016-17 preview: 11 things to look out for this season

Manager wars, Leicester’s encore, and some no-nonsense yellow card laws

So here it is – the long-awaited new series of Pep versus José. Neutrals are hoping for a classic rerun of the meltdowns that made the Barcelona/Real Madrid years so special – but early signs are that both managers are making an effort to coexist. Last month Guardiola denied he’d spend the season refusing to shake Mourinho’s hand (“We are polite guys, why not shake, why not shake? No reason”), and José says he’s completely over it. “Individual fights make no sense in England. If I focus on him and he on me, someone else is going to win the league.” They meet for the first time at Old Trafford on 10 September. Time will tell.

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