Roberto Martinez will begin his tenure as manager with Everton when he leads his new side against Norwich City, while West Bromwich Albion will open their Barclays Premier League season against Southampton.
You can catch Norwich City v. Everton on TSN beginning at 9:30am et/6:30am pt, West Brom v. Southampton can be seen streaming live on TSN.ca at 10am et/7am pt.
Despite capturing the FA Cup, Martinez was not able to keep his Wigan Athletic side in the Premier League last season as they were relegated to the Championship.
Hired to replace David Moyes, who left Everton for Manchester United, Martinez grabbed a few of his players as he made his way out the door. Antolin Alcaraz, Arouna Kone and Joel Robles have all been added to an Everton squad that already boasts quality in players like Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.
Norwich very comfortably kept their place in the league last season with an 11th place finish and are one of the mid-table teams that will have aspirations of a top ten finish.
New striker Gary Hooper is a question mark for the match after suffering a shin injury last week but is considered a big part of what the team hopes to accomplish moving forward.
Leroy Fer, another player Norwich added in the off-season will not be in the lineup due to serving a one-game suspension he picked up in Holland.
Norwich took four points from the two meetings last season, winning at home and drawing in the road contest.
West Bromwich Albion came out of the gate hot last season, dropping only one of their first six games. They faded as the season progressed but still managed to post a strong eighth place finish in the table.
Nicholas Anelka will have to fill the shoes left behind by last season's top scorer Romelu Lukaku who was with the team on loan from Chelsea last season but will remain in Blue for this campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino was brought in by Southampton last year to help them stay in the league after they had fallen dangerously close to being relegated and he accomplished that goal with a 14th place finish, five points clear of the bottom three.
Now he he'll have a full season to put his mark on the team which began with picking up defender Dejan Lovran and midfielder Victor Wanyama during the off-season.
West Brom won both meetings against Southampton last season with the Saints failing to score in either meeting.