The long wait is finally over, Premier League -the most widely televised football league- is back.
Three months of anticipation and speculations are at an end, and the fans can simply not wait to see their clubs new summer signings in action. This is the time when the female folk [highly disinterested in football] would once again become riled by their male counterparts interest in the television remote.
The race for top-four finish starts today. Arsenal missed out so they wont be in the Champions League this season, that will definitely encourage them to stamp an authoritative foot when then host 2016 champions Leicester City tonight at 8pm.
Will Chelsea be able to defend their title? We would tell after 38 matches, but they would have to start on the right note by defeating a resilient Burnley when the two sides meet 3pm Saturday.
Pep Guardiola failed to win a single major trophy for the first time in his professional coaching career last season, it is going to be a taboo if he fails to do so this season. And with the colossal sum the Citizens splashed on summer signings, Guardiola might be in the labour market at the end of the season if they go trophyless.
It’s a new season and the special one has yet another opportunity to return the red devils to their glory days. No one seems capable of filling the void Sir Alex Ferguson left behind, with [David] Moyes and [Louis] Van Gaal performing woefully before the arrival of [Jose] Mourinho.
United were absent from Europe’s elite competition [Champions League] last seasons, but their Europa League victory over Ajax in May gives them an automatic ticket to the competition this season. With Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich outright favourites, Mourinho may well concentrate his resources on claiming a domestic trophy, but Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool would make that task herculean for the red devils.
Spurs would be hoping to continue the fine run in form they exhibited at the end of last season, winning 12 of their last 13 matches that saw them finish behind winners Chelsea. [Mauricio] Pochettino’s men are definitely favourites for the title, like in the last four years, but they would need that stroke of luck to see them through.
As the Premier League welcomes Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield to its 2017/18 campaign, we expect to see the usual action, drama, rivalries and underdog upsets that has become synonymous with the English Premier League.