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Goal.com looks at what the 18 Eredivisie top flight sides will bring to the table ahead of the new season by going through every probable starting XI

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By Stefan Coerts

After almost three months without Eredivisie action, the wait is almost over as the Dutch league kicks off again on Friday August 5 with the match between Excelsior and Feyenoord.

Both Ajax and PSV flexed their financial muscle in the transfer market this summer with players such as Theo Janssen and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson moving to Amsterdam, while Georginio Wijnaldum, Dries Mertens and Kevin Strootman will all ply their trade in Eindhoven this term.

Twente, the other title candidate, remained relatively quiet on the transfer market and the signing of Co Adriaanse as the club’s new head coach was probably their biggest coup.

In the battle for the European places, teams such as AZ, Groningen, Roda, Feyenoord, Heracles and Utrecht all lost a number of important players, while ADO Den Haag fear the departure of some key men as well in the remainder of the transfer window.

In mid-table, Vitesse, Heerenveen, NEC and NAC  all endured a rather disappointing season last time out and will be eager to do better after adding some fresh blood to their respective squads.

Finally, at the bottom of the table, De Graafschap, Excelsior, VVV and RKC Waalwijk probably await a long and hard relegation battle.

Below, we break down how each one of Eredivisie's clubs are likely to line up when their full squad is available.

 AJAX

GOALKEEPER

Kenneth Vermeer

RIGHT-BACK
CENTRE-BACK
CENTRE-BACK
LEFT-BACK

Gregory van der Wiel

Toby Alderweireld

Jan Vertonghen

Nicolai Boilesen

RIGHT MIDFIELD
CENTRE MIDFIELD
LEFT MIDFIELD

Siem de Jong


Christian Eriksen


Theo Janssen

RIGHT ATTACK
CENTRE ATTACK LEFT ATTACK

Miralem Sulejmani

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson

Lorenzo Ebecilio

 TWENTE

GOALKEEPER

Nikolay Mihaylov

RIGHT-BACK
CENTRE-BACK
CENTRE-BACK
LEFT-BACK

Roberto Rosales

Peter Wisgerhof

Douglas

Dwight Tiendalli

RIGHT MIDFIELD
CENTRE MIDFIELD
LEFT MIDFIELD

Willem Janssen


Luuk de Jong


Wout Brama

RIGHT ATTACK
CENTRE ATTACK LEFT ATTACK

Bryan Ruiz

Marc Janko

Nacer Chadli

 PSV

GOALKEEPER

Andreas Isaksson

RIGHT-BACK
CENTRE-BACK
CENTRE-BACK
LEFT-BACK

Stanislav Manolev

Marcelo


Wilfred Bouma


Erik Pieters


CENTRE MIDFIELD
                     CENTRE MIDFIELD


Ola Toivonen


Kevin Strootman

              RIGHT WING
      ATTACKING MIDFIELD                LEFT WING


Jeremain Lens


Georginio Wijnaldum


Dries Mertens


STRIKER

Genero Zeefuik

Atalanta

 ADO DEN HAAG- (4-3-3): Coutinho; Ammi, Kum, Derijck, Luksik; Leeuwin, Toornstra, Radosavljevic; Verhoek, Immers, Vicento


Atalanta

 AZ- (4-3-3): Esteban; Marcellis, Moisander, Viergever, Poulsen; R. Elm, Martens, Wernbloom; Gudmundsson, Altidore, Holman


Atalanta

 DE GRAAFSCHAP- (4-4-2): Terol; Evers, Wormgoor, Saeijs, Frankel; Kujala, De Leeuw, Meijer, G. Hairemans; Poepon, Rose


Atalanta

 EXCELSIOR- (4-3-3): De Ruiter; Bovenberg, Nieveld, Van Steensel, Eekman; Alberg, Vorthoren, Wattamelo; Vincken, Oost, Lagouireh


Atalanta

 GRONINGEN- (4-2-3-1): Van Loo; Kieftenbeld, Ivens, Kwakman, Johansson; Holla, Sparv; Enevoldsen, Bacuna,Tadic; Matavz


Atalanta

 FEYENOORD- (4-4-2): Mulder; Dani Fernandez, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi; Van Haaren, El Ahmadi, Fer, Cabral; Biseswar, Cisse


Atalanta

 HEERENVEEN- (4-3-3): Vandenbussche; Janmaat, Gouweleeuw, Kruiswijk, Breuer; Roorda, V. Elm, Kums; Narsingh, Dost, Assaidi


Atalanta

 HERACLES- (4-3-3): Pasveer; Breukers, Maertens, Van der Linden, Looms; Quansah, Overtoom, Vejinovic; Douglas, Armenteros, Everton


Atalanta

 NAC- (4-3-3): Ten Rouwelaar; Janse, Buijs, Botteghin, Zonneveld; Bonevacia, Gorter, Schilder; Kolk, Amoah, Lurling


Atalanta

 NEC- (4-2-3-1): Cillessen; Will, Zomer, Nuytinck, Amieux; Ibrahim, Koolwijk; George; Schone, Goossens; Nijland


Atalanta

 RKC- (4-4-2): Zoet; Bandjar, Van Mosselveld, Van Peppen, Drost; Schet, Duits, Bridji, Ramos; Ten Voorde, Braber


Atalanta

 RODA- (4-4-2): Tyton; Monteyne, Wielaert, Vukovic, Hempte; De Beule, Vormer, Delorge, Fledderus; Ramzi, Junker


Atalanta

 UTRECHT- (4-4-2): Vorm; Van der Maarel, Wuytens, Vorstermans, Lensky; Martensson, Duplan, Nijholt, Asare; Gerndt, Mulenga


Atalanta

 VITESSE- (4-3-3): Velthuizen; Alex, Kashia, Van der Struijk, Yasuda; Propper, Van Ginkel, Buttner; Ibarra, Bony, Chanturia


Atalanta

 VVV- (4-3-3): Gentenaar; Timisela, De Regt, Yoshida, Fleuren; Meeuwis, Maguire, Molhoek; Cullen, Uchebo, Musa

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