The Premier League Arrives!
It only seems like yesterday since we saw France winning the World Cup! After a small break in the football, The Premier League is back!
The season kicks off with Manchester United hosting Leicester City. United have recently been trying, but failing, to swipe the Foxes’ World Cup hero, Harry Maguire. So this battle will be intriguing as the Red Devils look on to see who they could have had. United did not make much progress in the transfer window, much to Mourinho’s dismay, with his anger directed at the board due to lack of funds.
As we look further into the season, it will be interesting to see how the newly promoted teams do. Wolves already had Premier League calibre within the Championship, winning it comfortably. Now as the Premier League approaches, they have made a huge statement with the signing of players, such as Rui Patricio, João Moutinho and Dendoncker. It could be interesting to see if they can push for a top half finish, or maybe even a Europa League place. Fulham have retained their star players, wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon and captain Tom Cairney. They have also made useful additions to their squad; Andre Schurrle has returned to familiar West London surroundings, but located in Craven Cottage, rather than Stamford Bridge. Cardiff look to upset the odds with their direct style of play, disrupting well-polished, passing units. However, their new signings with a lack of top flight experience could be a downfall. It is no surprise that they are favourites to go straight back down. However, like we saw when Leicester won the Premier League, anything can happen!
The biggest opening game of the season will no doubt be Arsenal v Manchester City. Manchester City look strong favourites to retain the trophy, adding more ammunition to their attack with the acquisition of Riyad Mahrez. Arsenal may look optimistic with their new manager, Unai Emery. The new boss will bring a fresh new approach to the Gunners, which they have needed for a few years. Signings such as Torreira and Papastathopoulos have helped the cause and Arsenal fans will hope that this change will motivate the team to a title push.
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