Yahoo Sports' 2018-19 'Premier League XI' preview hub

The English Premier League’s 27th season kicks off Friday. (Getty)
The English Premier League’s 27th season kicks off Friday. (Getty)

The 2018-19 Premier League season is upon us. Kickoff, believe it or not, is just days away. To get you set for the planet’s most enthralling 38-game soccer circuit, Yahoo Sports is rolling out an 11-item preview series.

Dubbed the Premier League XI, it will delve into the 11 most compelling questions ahead of the coming campaign. It will dart around England (and Wales), from the big boys to the minnows, from the title race to the relegation scrap, from the transfer market to predictions. Each of the projected top six will get an article to itself. But all 20 clubs will be covered.

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Below is the rollout schedule, beginning Monday morning, concluding Thursday afternoon before Manchester United and Leicester City kick off the season on Friday, Aug. 10, at 3 p.m. ET. The schedule will turn into links as the previews are published.

The 2018-19 Premier League XI

Monday: What could derail Manchester City’s title defense?

Monday: Can Maurizio Sarri revolutionize or stabilize Chelsea?

Monday: Who’s getting relegated?

Tuesday: Who, if anybody, can break up the Big Six?

Tuesday: What are reasonable post-Wenger expectations at Arsenal?

Tuesday: How much has Liverpool closed the gap on City?

Wednesday: Are Manchester United and Jose Mourinho careening toward an ugly split?

Wednesday: Is Tottenham’s trophy deadline approaching?

Wednesday: Is the Wolves project shady, brilliant, or both?

Thursday: Predictions – Who’s going to win the league? Top four? Bottom three?

Thursday: Who were the winners and losers of the transfer window?

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