We’re just a week away from the big kick-off and it feels as if we’re a million miles away from having a team capable of playing the new ‘attacking’ style of football the co-owners have ordered from Sam Allardyce.

But if you look closely, there’s still a decent looking starting XI available to us now that should easily deliver the style and results that have been asked of them. Some may be injured but, when they’re fit, we’ll be a strong outfit.

So here’s a look at our ideal starting XI this season, which should have more than enough about it to secure a top-ten finish at the very least…

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