Aston Villa have been handed possibly the toughest start on the opening day of the season, with a trip to Sheffield Wednesday on the cards for Roberto Di Matteo and his charges.
It will be a baptism of fire for the new boss, with a raucous crowd expected inside Hillsborough following last seasons run to the play off final.
Wednesday will be keen to get off to a good start, so Di Matteo will need to make sure he has done his homework and got his team as ready as they can be for the season curtain raiser.
Villa are expected to dip into the transfer market, and have already made moves, securing a deal for Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick this week.
We can expect to see more new players on display on the opening day for Villa, so with this in mind, FLW writer Lee Connor takes a look at THREE new signings who could star on the opening day for Villa….