Premier League Preview

Only a few weeks to go till Premier League 2016-2017 kicks off and it is poised to be one of the most entertaining seasons in recent memory. Of course given last season’s shock champions everyone is understandably a little coy about dolling out predictions for this season, one thing that is for certain is the ‘big clubs’ will be hitting back.

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Premier League Preview

Only a few weeks to go till Premier League 2016-2017 kicks off and it is poised to be one of the most entertaining seasons in recent memory. Of course given last season’s shock champions everyone is understandably a little coy about dolling out predictions for this season, one thing that is for certain is the ‘big clubs’ will be hitting back.

Written By Robert Innes - July 21, 2016

Only a few weeks to go till Premier League 2016-2017 kicks off and it is poised to be one of the most entertaining seasons in recent memory. Of course given last season’s shock champions everyone is understandably a little coy about dolling out predictions for this season, one thing that is for certain is the ‘big clubs’ will be hitting back.

The big names have already started pouring in and cash has already been splashed with signings such as Zlatan Ibrahimović and Nolito already arrived and players like Higuaín and Paul Pogba apparently on their way. Even if all the transfer rumour are true it will be very difficult to overshadow the plethora of world class managers to hit the Premier League this season. Mourinho v Conte v Guardiola is enough to get anyone excited for England’s top division and that’s before adding in the Quirky German Klopp, the old guard Wenger and the reigning champion Ranieri to the fold. An impressive line up to be sure but the addition of the Mourinho, Conte and Guardiola is a very serious statement of intent from clubs that failed spectacularly last season in both Europe and at home.

Everybody’s favourite underdog Leicester are going to find it difficult to retain their crown with the big hitters coming in now, they may even be the first team to finish in the bottom half of the table after winning the title. This may be unthinkable or even a little insulting to Leicester but finishing out with the top 6 is looking increasingly likely and outside the top 4 an almost certainty. Write off Leicester at your own peril many may say but all their hard work may just fall short of the spending power of the giants of the Premier League. Not at all a glowing endorsement of modern football but it is a realistic view on what is now modern football all the same.

All in all it looks set up to be the two Manchester clubs slugging it out for the title with Chelsea and Arsenal filling the other 2 Champions League spots. Spurs, Liverpool and maybe even a new look Everton side, under the somewhat underrated Ronald Koeman, will all be there or there about the top 4 come what May as well trying to dislodge Arsenal from that 4th spot that they love so much.

Written By Robert Innes

Robert Innes

A self-professed football fanatic. Always been a better spectator than player but nobody eats pies and needlessly criticises better than I do. Writing about football just seemed an obvious decision.

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