As we enter August we edge a little closer to the eagerly anticipated Premierleague season as it kicks off in less than two weeks.
Football fans have been spoilt to a sporting overload with much of the summer filled with Euro 2016, but for many England fans it was nothing more than an anti-climax. Despite the Nation’s disappointing attempt in the tournament, it’s now time to get ready for another exciting season in England’s top flight.
It starts back up on August 13th and many supporters will be looking towards particular games that weekend.
Hull City v Leicester City
The Newly crowned champions will travel to the division’s newcomers in the first weekend. Everyone will have an eye on Leicester after their incredible achievement last season; they did the unthinkable to beat all the top clubs to glory, defying their 5000/1 odds in the process.
Arsenal v Liverpool
This rivalry is due to the magnitude of both teams and their continuous battle at the top. Although they are both recognised as top teams we all know about their under-achievements, so it will be interesting to see how they set out against one another on the Sunday.
Chelsea v West Ham United
A London derby that will captivate viewer’s imagination, Chelsea will be gunning for the top-spot under the guidance of new manager, Antonio Conte.
The new appointments at Manchester United and Manchester City have got people talking. The prestigious managerial additions to the league haven’t gone unnoticed and it can so often be the difference. When Sir Alex Ferguson departed from United, things haven’t been the same. Many even blamed him for leaving the predecessor with a weak team but the truth is, Ferguson won the title with that squad. That in itself demonstrates the importance of a powerful figure- Manchester United have finally go their man as the ‘Special One’ steps in. Jose Mourinho will be running things at Old Trafford next year and it will be interesting to see how it all unfolds. The other side of Manchester are just as excited as City have the addition of Pep Guardiola. As we already mentioned- Chelsea also have a new manager too, so things could really heat up in the 2016/17 season.
A lot has been left unsettled up to this stage with many rumours circulating but little action taking place. Arguably the most interesting transfer news so far is the fact that Chelsea have taken one of Leicester’s star men in N’Golo Kante, with the price being reported as £30 million. That will be far from the most intriguing though if many of the other talked about moves are completed, one that is continuously being thrown around is Paul Pogba. The Juventus man has been linked with Manchester United for some time with the fee being rumoured as £100m. Another huge coup for the Premierleague is the addition of the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with him joining Mourinho at United.
· Leicester’s Mahrez has been linked with Arsenal
· West Brom are close to completing Sakho signing
· West Ham bid £20m for Ayew
· Manchester City are close to signing Stones
How To Enjoy
Just the thought of next season brings butterflies, after last season the English top division has surely gained new fans. Even those that don’t consider themselves fanatics will be in front of the television to see how this season pans out. With many of the top clubs stepping up their game, surely the odds for Leicester are still against them. Supporters will clash with opinions as the title is there for the taking this season and it will also be interesting to see who can survive. Some of the teams to watch are surely Stoke City and West Ham too, they have been on the up for some seasons and they have been busy securing different transfers of their own.
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By Daniel Treasure, 1st August.