On your marks… The Premier League is back!

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August 11, 2017
On your marks… The Premier League is back!

THE PRESSURE IS ON: Chelsea will feel the heat to defend their Premier League title thisterm

Daily Voice brings you the contenders, stars, top signings in our Prem preview.

After months of frustration, the Premier League is finally back. 

With Chelsea out to defend their crown, new teams Newcastle, Huddersfield and Brighton will look to prove that they belong in the top league. 

So what can we expect when the best teams in England hunt Chelsea’s crown? 

Here the Daily Voice gives you the lowdown: 

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Man City

The  title race is a marathon and it’s going to take an entire squad to take you all the way.

The last two seasons have proven that you can’t win them all, with clubs challenging on more than one front failing to pick up the big trophy.

Leicester and Chelsea both didn’t have to worry about resource-sapping European campaigns when they stormed to the English crown.

And this season might not be any different. With Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all back in the Champions League, it will be a massive test of their squads which don’t look as strong as in the past.

The Blues and City look especially thin.

Tottenham have not seen much change and Arsenal will fancy themselves after losing out on a top-four place for the first time in 20 years.     

TEAMS TIPPED FOR RELEGATION


Newcastle United

The promoted trio of Huddersfield, Newcastle and Brighton are the obvious candidates for the drop. But the usual suspects of West Brom, Swansea and Burnley will find the going tough too. The Premier League is more unforgiving than ever. Just look at the race at the top too.

SIGNINGS THAT WILL ROCK


Romelu Lukaku

Premier League clubs didn’t hold back on the spending and have splashed out over £1billion since the start of the year.

Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku will have to keep their cool in the spotlight, having the biggest price tags in the window.

Arsenal record signing Alexandre Lacazette will have to fire straight away to keep the fans from revolting again.

Tiemoue Bakayoko has some big shoes to fill now that Nemanja Matic has joined up with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Bernardo Silva is Pep Guardiola’s new “Lionel Messi”, so he has no pressure and then Mohamed Salah will be playing his football at Anfield.
If these manne can make the ding ruk, the sky’s the limit.

KEY PLAYERS


Harry Kane

The stakes are as high as ever this season for the big names.

Alexis Sanchez, linked to Europe’s big names and in his final year of his Arsenal contract, will have to prove he can lead a team to the title or put himself in the shop window.

Paul Pogba didn’t live up to his £100m price tag at United last season. There will be no excuses this year for the brekgat.   

Consistency is also going to be a big question for Eden Hazard. After leading the Blues to two titles in three years, can he do it back to back?He’s the man that makes Liverpool so dangerous on the counter – Sadio Mane. The Senegal speedster will lead the Reds attack again.

Kevin de Bruyne is City’s star man and can rip up teams with a run or a pass.

Tottenham will be counting on Harry Kane to fire in the goals again.

YOUNGSTERS TO WATCH


Dominic Solanke

There are few things more exciting than a laaitie showing off his potential and hunger against the best.

And the Prem will have a number of kids who will want to make the step up to stardom this season.

Among them will be Man City’s Gabriel Jesus. After stieking uit wild in January, injury sidelined him. But he will want to kick on now.

Dominic Solanke will hope his move from Chelsea to Liverpool will give him the chance to show what he is capable of.  

Riess Nelson is the next Arsene Wenger prodigy who will get his kans, but will he take it?

GOLDEN OLDIES


Wayne Rooney

There are manne who have seen it all, but will still be hungry to do it all again.

Michael Carrick has taken the Manchester United captaincy and with a new one-year deal, it may well be final chance to add to his medal collection.

Man City’s Yaya Toure has the ability to turn a game on its head with a raid upfield or from a setpiece.

Then there’s Wayne Rooney who is back at his boyhood club Everton. Some more magic please Roo.  

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