Are we in for the toughest, most competitive season yet in the Premier League? With City, Chelsea, United and even Everton spending above £100m on transfers the top 7 are looking to build the gap between them and the bottom 13 but also to become forces in Europe again.
With Premier league Club owners acting like children that have just unlocked an unlimited budget cheat on Football Manager the game. Transfers are becoming silly but who am I to complain, it’s not my money.
With Pep Guardiola of Manchester City spending more on his defence than most clubs will spend on their entire team, are they the ones to watch? Let’s just say, if they don’t win the league and get to at least the semis of the Champions league, then I’m sure we’ll see a new manager at the Etihad or see Pep going off on another “sabbatical”.
Chelsea has also strengthened across the board, they have made their spine even stronger with Rüdiger, Bakayoko and Morata all coming in for just under £140m, I can’t help but feel Conte will be looking to challenge more in Europe than at home.
These two City and Chelsea would be my main contenders for the league, but you have to look at Manchester United. With Lukaku’s form against the big teams they will have to get him scoring and getting at least 30 goals to challenge the Two Blues. For me their signing of the summer was their last. Matic has to be in the top 3 defensive midfielders in the league. How he beds into the team and how he fits United’s style will tell alot.
After talking about the Top Three from the remaining four, i do think it’s anybody’s game.
Everton have recruited very well and don’t look like stopping. I think the forward line of Rooney, Klaassen and Sandro could do some damage and getting Keane from Burnley was a major coup.
Arsenal have got Lacazette, have they found their new Henry? Just depends if Sanchez stays!
Liverpool look as though they have 4 targets and if Klopp doesn’t get them, then he’s happy with his squad. But, i feel he isn’t being backed by FSG, I know we have 4 weeks or so left in the transfer market and if Coutinho goes who will they replace him with.
Spurs for me have had the worst summer when it comes to the transfer market. Is Levy penny pinching with the new stadium costs? Is he writing off the season due to their matches being played at Wembley?
I’ve being waiting patiently all summer for this. My blue boys finally look strong. I can’t wait
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