12. Stoke City – P4 W2 D1 L1 F8 A2 GD +6 Pts7
Mark Hughes has shown ambition in the transfer market again and will hope for greater consistency than his side have shown pre-season. They thrashed Wrexham 6-0, only to lose 2-0 to Brentford.
11. West Bromwich Albion – P5 W3 D0 L2 F8 A8 GD0 Pts9
The Baggies lost to Red Bull Salzburg and Orlando City earlier this month, but have since strung together three victories on the bounce to build some momentum going into the new season.
10. Manchester United – P4 W3 D0 L1 F7 A4 GD+3 Pts9
The Red Devils have won three out of four games, but only find themselves in the middle of the pre-season table. A comprehensive defeat at the hands of PSG will be cause for concern for Louis van Gaal.
9. Leicester City – P4 W3 D1 L0 F8 A4 GD+4 Pts10
The Foxes are unbeaten so far under new manager Claudio Ranieri, although Birmingham City on Saturday will be a greater test of their readiness than the likes of Mansfield Town and Burton Albion.