OK, it's just over a week away, but its the first, so, here goes.
I'm close to certain that Fredericks, Ogbonna, Noble, Wilshere, Anderson & Arnautovic are starters.
I'm guessing that Adrian will start, and that either Rice or Obiang will also feature in midfield.
As for the rest, its a strange mixture of uncertainty and anticipation; we've spent bundles this summer but I recognised in fact only half of the people we've signed, still less of those we've been linked with.
Wouldn't moan if it was closer to one up top, against surely the next best choice, after City, for the title. Liverpool are going to want to make a declaration of intent against us, but I can't see Pellegrini being happy to respect the point.
He's got an interesting recent yardstick; in his first season, Slav registered a spectacular away win, followed by a gutsy draw in the cup.
Would obviously love a repeat of that, to get our season off with a proper bang, but, you know what? A score draw would do just fine, too.