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"Winter is coming."

Winter isn't the only big season that's on its way. Season 7 of Game of Thrones starts streaming on NOW TV from the 17 July and the new season of the Premier League returns on 12 August.

While there may be more killing in Game of Thrones, you can expect to see plenty of football managers get taken out in the course of the 2017/2018 season. That got us thinking about which Game of Thrones characters make the best match for this year's Premier League teams.

Do you agree with our choices?

AFC BOURNEMOUTH

Sir Davos Seaworth

They’re likeable sorts who’ve come a long way from humble beginnings. Capable of surprises but they’re destined to be bit-part players in this adventure.

ARSENAL

Jaime Lannister

They both used to be feared opponents before they lost their hand/mojo. “Used to be” being the telling part of that statement.

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION

Hodor

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This just isn’t going to end well, is it?

BURNLEY

Theon Greyjoy

Against all odds, they survived last season. It came at a huge cost though...

Yup, Michael Keane's off to Everton after his heroics at the back for the Clarets.

CHELSEA

Tywin Lannister

A ruthless team that knows what it takes to win. And the biggest threat to Chelsea is most likely to be discord in its own camp.

CRYSTAL PALACE

Oberyn Martell

Capable of taking anyone on their day but they tend to drift in and out of the picture. Their tendency to piss about will ultimately be their undoing.

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EVERTON

Olenna Tyrell

Everton have the resources and the name to mix it with the big boys. Still, the closest they’ll come to real success is watching from the sidelines as the main players do their thing.

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

Melisandre

Performed some serious miracles to get where they have but expect things to go downhill from here.

LEICESTER CITY

Robert Baratheon

Went from being the peoples’ champion to entitled arseholes in record time.

LIVERPOOL

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Sansa Stark

They’ve been through the wars but they finally seem to be living up to their aristocratic roots. It’s unclear if they’ve got the necessary ruthlessness to rule but they've certainly developed a bit more bite.

MANCHESTER CITY

Bran Stark

Possess the potential to be one of the most dangerous forces in the land. Still, nobody’s sure if they’re the real deal or just away with the birds.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Daenerys Targaryen

Obsessed with reclaiming power and doing things the right way. Despite their impressive resources and intimidating legacy, they’re still struggling to strike fear into the heart of opponents.

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Viserys Targaryen

Best known for their sense of entitlement and delusions of grandeur. They look to be on the up but they’ll probably find a way to screw it up before long.

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SOUTHAMPTON

Arya Stark

This perennial survivor isn’t afraid to change faces or reinvent themselves if that’s what it takes to make it. Not exactly noted for their sentimentality, either.

STOKE CITY

Jorah Mormont

They've gained an unwanted reputation but all they’ll ever be is a supporting character who's trying to clear their "good" name.

SWANSEA CITY

Samwell Tarly

Inoffensive but also slightly disappointing.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

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Jon Snow

A curious mix of established pedigree and underdog hero, they’ve impressed since their second coming and they’re starting to look like they actually want to play this game for real.

WATFORD

Margaery Tyrell

Enjoying their time mixing it with the big boys but the truth is that they’re dangerously out of their depth.

If every Premier League team was a Game of Thrones character

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Balon Greyjoy

They know people don’t like them and they simply don’t care. They take pride in doing what’s necessary for survival without stooping to niceties like pretty or mildly entertaining football.

WEST HAM UNITED

Jaqen H’ghar

Will the real West Ham United please stand up?

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If every Premier League team was a Game of Thrones character

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