The Premier League is returning to the field. The new season starts tomorrow, and there are more strangers before the start of the campaign than any other year. Here are ten questions to ask before the season in which the battle for the title is expected to be very interesting.
1. Who did best in the transition period?
Chelsea have done their best so far in the summer transfer window. A plethora of great young footballers arrived at Stamford Bridge, led by Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz. Timo Werner from Leipzig, Hakim Zijes from Ajax, Ben Chilwell from Leicester, as well as the experienced Brazilian stopper Thiago Silva, whose contract with PSG ended, also arrived in London.
2. Is Liverpool’s decision not to spend money correct?
Jurgen Klopp said that it is not all about buying a lot of players because they need to play. Liverpool did not buy anyone in this transitional period and remains to rely on the players who have won the European title and the Premier League title in the last two years. Whether this is a smart move remains to be seen, because history has shown that even when you have the best team, it is always good to be refreshed with new players who are ready to prove themselves.
3. Which team hopes for the most progress?
We have to put Arsenal here. Mikel Arteta is a real refreshment for the Emirates club. He proved to be one of the best young coaches in Europe and in his short stay in London he has already brought two trophies for the “gunners”.
4. Who is the coach who will have the biggest challenge?
One of the most trophy-winning coaches of all time, Jose Mourinho, is in a period of career in which he has to prove himself again. After the not so famous story at Manchester United, he takes over Tottenham, a team that, although it has been at the top of English and European football for the last ten years, is still not rejoicing at the trophy. If the Portuguese manages to bring a trophy for Tottenham, he will literally become a legend of the club, but if he remains without a performance in the Champions League, it will be another defeat in his career, which seems to be closer to the end.
5. In which club will there be the greatest euphoria?
This place can only belong to one team. Leeds United, a club that has returned to the Premier League after 16 years. Leeds fans are eager for Premier League football, and it will all be complemented by Marcelo Bielsa who is on the team’s bench.
6. Which club is the biggest enigma?
Everton. Literally a team that can be the most pleasant surprise, but also the biggest disappointment. Carlo Ancelotti has put together a team that will probably make everyone a favorite, but the question is how the team will behave when it enters the matches as a favorite. James Rodriguez should bring additional quality to the team with which they will be involved in the fight to leave Europe next season.
7. Which young football player will explode?
Despite the problems he had with the scandal in Iceland, Mason Greenwood is the number one option for the “Golden Boy” award in the new season. The young star of Manchester United last season showed that he has great potential, which he should reward with great games in the new season.
8. For which star will this be the last season?
This is expected to be the last season for Kun Aguero in the Manchester City jersey. The Argentine has been a member of the “sky blues” for nine years, and he has 180 goals in the Premier League.
9. Who will be the best scorer?
James Vardy. The footballer who was reborn in Leicester and became a club legend after winning the title in 2016. Due to the large roster of favorites, Vardy is expected to receive the award for best scorer because he will again be the “first violin” and a footballer on whom the former English champion depends.
10. Who will challenge Liverpool?
Finally, probably the most important question. Which teams will fight for the title. It is expected to be the City-Liverpool duo again, but the competition, unlike previous seasons, is far greater. Chelsea did a great job in the transition period, and here are Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal…