Alan Shearer: "There will be expectation at Newcastle. That's the way it works.
"For me, it will all depend on what sums of money Newcastle spend. Or whether they keep hold of some of their top players.
"At the minute, it's too early to predict what is going to happen at Newcastle. I hope they kick on because they had a great season last time.
"They might be playing 60 games in a season as well. I can't remember if I did that; it was so long ago. But that is going to be a lot to cope with.
"It's going to be tough for them to play on Thursday nights, if they get into the Europa League, and then Sunday. I'm sure a pretty big squad is needed.
"It's going to be a fascinating year. Manchester United will be desperate to get back on track, Liverpool are going to be keen to be back up there again and then there is Tottenham with their new manager, while Arsenal are desperate to win a trophy."