Premier League: The Basics
Nickname: The Gunners
Stadium: Emirates Stadium in Holloway, London
Place last season: 4
Recent Acquisitions: Arsene Wenger, the longest-tenured manager in the league, continued a busy summer of signings with a $27 million deal to acquire 19-year-old Calum Chambers from Southampton.
Nickname: The Villains
Stadium: Villa Park in Witton, Birmingham
Place last season: 15
Recent acquisitions: After a dismal finish last season, the club has made strides in landing new talent, including Swiss footballer Philippe Senderos, Kieran Richardson from Fulham and three-time World Cup veteran Joe Cole.
Nickname: The Clarets
Stadium: Turf Moor in Burnley, Lancashire
Place Last Season: N/A. The club regained entry into the Premier League for the 2014-2015 season.
Recent Acquisitions: Burnley were reportedly interested in signing Watford striker Troy Deeney, but a hefty $13 million price tag turned off manager Sean Dyche.
Nickname: The Blues
Stadium: Stamford Bridge in Fulham, London
Place last season: 3
Recent Acquisitions: Manager Jose Mourinho brought in a fresh crop of talent, including Atlético Madrid's Diego Costa and Filipe Luis as well as resigning club legend Didier Drogba.
Nickname: The Eagles
Place last season: 11
Recent Acquisitions: Premier League Manager of the Year Tony Pulis was on the hunt for a striker to ameliorate the team's goal scoring woes. He found it in Fraizer Campbell, and acquired the 26-year-old from Cardiff for a reported $1.5 million.
Nickname: The Toffees
Stadium: Goodison Park in Walton, Liverpool
Place last season: 5
Recent Acquisitions: The club added midfielder Muhamed Besic, who gained attention after his standout World Cup performance for Bosnia-Herzegovina. American Tim Howard, who had a fine World Cup himself, is heading into his ninth season as Everton's starting goalkeeper.
Nickname: The Tigers
Stadium: The KC Stadium in Kingston upon Hull
Place last season: 16
Recent Acquisitions: The Tigers spent about $9 million acquiring Scotland's Young Player of the Year Andrew Robertson from Dundee United along with Harry Maguire from Sheffield United. Both players signed three-year deals.
Nickname: The Foxes
Stadium: King Power Stadium in Leicester
Place last season: N/A. The club was promoted to the Premier League this season after winning the Football League Championship in 2013-2014.
Recent Acquisitions: Leicester City signed Argentinian striker Leonard Ulloa for a reported $13 million from Brighton with a four-year contract. It was a record high deal for both clubs.
Nickname: The Reds
Stadium: Anfield Stadium in Liverpool
Place last season: 2
Recent Acquisitions: Despite the biting loss of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, the club sealed the deal with six new members, including Serbian winger Lazar Markovic for $30 million from Portuguese club Benificia. Manager Brendan Rodgers also signed a Southampton trio in Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren.
Nickname: The Citizens
Stadium: Etihad Stadium in Manchester
Place last season: 1
Recent Acquisitions: The club acquired eight-year Arsenal player Bacary Sagna, Brazilian midfielder Fernando from F.C. Porto and Argentines Willy Caballero from Málaga and Bruno Zuculini from Racing Club de Avellaneda.
Nickname: The Red Devils
Stadium: Old Trafford in Greater Manchester
Place last season: 7
Recent Acquisitions: The club landed 19-year-old Luke Shaw from Southampton with a $55 million transfer that made him the world's most expensive teenager. Manager Louis van Gaal added young Spaniard Ander Herrera to help bolster the midfield, but the new gaffer will also look to make additions to his defense before the season begins.
Nickname: The Magpies
Stadium: St. James' Park in Newcastle upon Tyne
Place last season: 10
Recent acquisitions: Striker Emmanuel Riviere was signed for $8 million from Monaco and made his debut against Sydney FC in New Zealand in late July. Riviere was one of six summer signings for the Magpies.
Queens Park Rangers
Nickname: The Hoops
Stadium: Loftus Road Stadium in Shepherd's Bush, London
Place last season: N/A. The club gained promotion to the Premier League following a victory in the Championship Playoff Final against Derby County.
Recent Acquisitions: The club landed veteran defender Rio Ferdinand on a free transfer from Manchester United and Steven Caulker from Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee.
Nickname: The Saints
Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton
Place last season: 8
Recent acquisitions: Ten players, including Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana have all left Southampton this summer. In the midst of the exodus, the club has signed Italian striker Graziano Pellè from Feyenoord and Serbian midfielder Dušan Tadić from Dutch club FC Twente.
Nickname: The Potters
Stadium: Brittania Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent
Place last season: 9
Recent acquisitions: In a spectacular and unexpected signing, the Potters acquired Bojan Krkic from Barcelona and notched a four-year deal with the Spanish international.
Nickname: The Black Cats
Stadium: Stadium of Light in Sunderland
Place last season: 14
Recent acquisitions: After a poor showing last season, Sunderland lost 12 players, but signed on four fresh faces, including ex-Manchester City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon.
Nickname: The Swans
Stadium: Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales
Place last season: 12
Recent acquisitions: With six summer signings, the Swans landed goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, Ecuadorian winger Jefferson Montero, ex-Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis and former Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Stadium: White Hart Lane in Tottenham, London
Place last season: 6
Recent acquisitions: Tottenham nabbed both left-back Ben Davies and goalkeeper Michel Vorm from Premier League rivals Swansea in exchange for midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
West Bromwich Albion
Nickname: The Baggies
Stadium: The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, Sandell
Place last season: 17
Recent acquisitions: For a club record fee, West Bromwich signed Nigerian striker Brown Ideye to a three-year contract for an undisclosed amount. The club also signed a two-year contract with England international defender Joleon Lescott, who won two titles with Manchester City.
West Ham United
Nickname: The Hammers
Stadium: Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, London
Place last season: 13
Recent acquisitions: West Ham landed Ecuadorian striker Enner Valencia from C.F. Pachuca in Mexico. Valencia scored three goals in his World Cup debut.