The 30th season of the Premier League since they switched its name back in 1992 starts this Friday August 5th. A lot of things have changed in the last three decades.
Manchester City are the main candidates to lift the title again, even more after the addition of one of the most hungry and potential strikers currently in European football, Erling Haaland. Manchester City have won his competition four times in the last five years and now they want to add one more.
Their main competitor is expected to be Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool, as they have also strengthened themselves with top players like Darwin Núñez.
The three teams from London that complete the “Big Six” are a step behind: Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham will all battle for the two left Champions League spots. Manchester United, who have been asleep for too long, will need to complete a WA better season than last year’s if they want to reach the top four spots so they can return to what they were someday. No doubt that the signing of Erik ten Hag as the ‘Red Devils’ new head coach will put them closer to that goal.
West Ham, Aston Villa and Newcastle must all be the teams that can be close to the European spots. Aston Villa and specially Newcastle after making such big investments last season.
On the other hand, Everton, Wolves, Leicester, Brighton and even Crystal Palace will look to give the surprise and jump into the first half of the table, as Brighton and Leicester were the only ones to pull that off last season.
The second half of the table will be booked for teams like Leeds United, Southampton and Brentford unless there are any extraordinary events. However, non of them should get lost if they want to secure their stay without too much suffering.
Those that will certainly battle to avoid relegation will be the ones that just came up (Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and Fulham). These will find it the toughest, as they must get used to one of the most demanding leagues in the world.
The Premier League is just a few hours away from kicking off a new season that will be thrilling and unique for sure.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.
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