The 2017/18 Premier League season is nearly here, and with that, comes the end of the football drought. Chelsea have a title to keep, Liverpool has Champions League football and Tottenham Hotspur is playing at Wembley for Premier League and Champions League football as their new stadium is being constructed.
However, for the rest of the teams in the Premier League, life goes on as clubs enjoy their pre-season tournaments. However, in less than two weeks time, the League comes alive again as we see rivalries return, scores settled and new play-makers forge their names in Premier League history.
The real question on the minds of football fans all over is simple: Who will win the 2017/18 Premier League title?
This season, we see the arrival of newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion as well as Huddersfield Town joining Newcastle United which also sees two brand new stadiums being included on the Premier League ticket. But how will they fair in the top flight of English Football? Nobody knows yet, although both teams have dedicated time, resources and finances to building a Premier League team.
Newcastle United are still with Rafa Benitez in charge, and the Spaniard is set to have a good crack at the Premier League as he enters another year with the Geordies at St. James’ Park.
Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner will be looking forward to the season as he continues to build his squad into a force to be reckoned with, and Brighton’s Chris Hughton will also be looking forward to this campaign as he looks to take his squad to the likes of Manchester, London and Liverpool to play the big dogs.
But life in the Premier League also looks bright for Slaven Bilic and a stronger West Ham United this season as new arrivals Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart, Marko Arnautovic and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez settle into life at the London Stadium. West Ham will be aiming for a much better performance this season as we look to have a relatively drama-free season.
Meanwhile, both Manchester clubs look to battle it out again in the Manchester Derby as Pep Guardiola battles bitter rival Jose Mourinho for six-points over both games. Manchester United have already made a couple of decent signings while Manchester City have also made some great signings as well. This season in Manchester looks to be all the more tasty, especially as we can add those two fixtures to our ‘must watch’ lists.
And in Liverpool, the Merseyside Derby is also looking to be another fantastic derby to watch as Ronald Koeman and Jurgen Klopp have significantly bolstered their squads, ahead of this campaign. Ronald Koeman has been buying up large, but the real test will come in their opening match against Stoke City at Goodison Park. Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has added a couple of silent additions to the squad as he looks to open the Premier League season with a slightly more lethal Liverpool side. Liverpool will be away to Watford for the opening day of the League.
West Bromwich Albion are set to have another good season under fiery manager Tony Pulis at The Hawthorns. The Baggies have been semi-busy as they’ve brought in three players, but two have gone on loan. Center-Forward Jay Rodriguez joined West Brom from Southampton and Center-Forward Zhang Yuning joined from Vitesse, however he departed The Hawthorns for a loan spell with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen. Center-Back Ahmed Hegazy joined on loan to West Brom from Al-Ahly and Center-Back Jack Fitzwater left for Forest Green Rovers on a season long loan. West Brom play AFC Bournemouth in the opening match of the season.
Overall, this season is shaping up to be an absolutely brilliant season. New managers will be looking to apply their craft with their teams and the newcomers will be wanting to prove themselves in the top flight of English Football.
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