The wait is over. The new, highly anticipated, season has kicked off and we’re underway.
It’s hard to imagine a season containing as much excitement as last years. From the bizarre mistake sending off at Stamford Bridge, which seen Kieran Gibbs leave the field instead of Oxlade-Chamberlain – to the 3 way fight for the title in the closing fixtures, which Manchester City seized.
The 2013/14 season had it all and although the Premier League has lost one of the most sublime, yet controversial characters in Luis Suarez, I can’t see his loss depreciating the quality of the season ahead. Even Liverpool have been quick to fill the void of their number 7, bringing in 6 new faces ready to hit the ground running. All but Origi who has been loaned back to the French side Lille, following his impressive world cup display.
The majority of teams have bought well and there are at least 6 teams you could place in the top 4. Who will grab those places however, is a different story.
Arsenal in my opinion have done good business, Alexis Sanchez was a major coup. His attacking presence alongside the pacey Theo Walcott, the creative Aaron Ramsey and clever Ozil. Not to mention Cazorla and Wilshere!
Another good addition was Debuchy. Although they lost a solid full-back in Sagna, I believe Debuchy can do a good job adding a balance of attacking and defensive qualities to the London side.
Chelsea are always strong and have had another strong transfer window. Offloading the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Demba Ba for good money and bringing in 3 top players on top of Bridge hero Drogba.
Starting with Diego Costa who has the ability to score goals, providing he brings his potential to the Premier League. He is fierce looking and strong on the ball, not many defenders will be looking forward to facing him, I’m sure.
Filipe Luis has been brought in at left back following the transfer of Ashley Cole to Roma – Luis had a fantastic season with Atletico Madrid, winning La Liga for the first time in 18 years (alongside familiar face Diego Costa) and being part of a strong backline that conceded only 26 goals in 38 games!
And finally, the maestro that is Cesc Fabregas. A versatile player who offers plenty going forward from the midfield and provides exceptional play-making abilities. His record for assists was impressive at both Arsenal and Barcelona and he is proven in the Premier League. Personally I’m tipping Fabregas to be one of the Premier League’s crucial players over the course of the season and will inevitably continue his assist records.
Last time I shared my top four predictions I got the four teams correct, but not in the correct order with the exception of Manchester City.
This time I have no idea who will finish where but here goes…
- Manchester City