West Ham United do battle with Newcastle United at the London Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.
In the transfer market, both clubs have had differing fortunes ahead of the new campaign.
West Ham fans are disgruntled with the club’s sale of promising young talent Grady Diangana to West Bromwich Albion, as well as the board’s general day-to-day running of the football club.
Not only were the fans upset at Grady’s departure, but club captain Mark Noble even waded in with his thoughts on social media.
On Tyneside, Newcastle have added to their ranks with the acquisition of Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, who was released by the Cherries earlier this year.
As well as the ex-Bournemouth duo, promising fullback Jamal Lewis has arrived from Norwich City and former Burnley man Jeff Hendrick is also a fresh face.
Despite the overhanging situation regarding the rejected Saudi takeover bid, manager Steve Bruce says he is more than happy with the way he is being backed.
Perhaps the only positive for West Ham fans and manager David Moyes is that barring an injury to Manuel Lanzini, the Hammers have a fully fit squad to choose from.
Ryan Fredricks place at right back is under threat, with young talent Ben Johnson keen to dislodge him in the team.
For Newcastle, new boy Callum Wilson is likely to start upfront, but the injured Ryan Fraser won’t make his Toon bow.
Matt Ritchie and Fabian Schar are doubts for Steve Bruce, but goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is definitely out and will be replaced by Karl Darlow, who recently penned fresh terms at St James’ Park.
West Ham United v Newcastle United at the London Stadium is an 8pm kick off on Saturday.