Can Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea or Man Utd win EPL 20/21 season? The English premier league, unarguably the most exciting soccer competition in the world resumes today and many are wondering.
The question is not one that many can respond to as sports pundits enthusiasts and soccer fans in general believe it is too early to say. One thing is clear though, you have to prepare for the season with new hopes of being the title holder at the end of the day.
English Premier league sides have been a joy to watch both domestically and on the Europe front. With the star players they attract amd the club managers taking roles of various teams, it is like the grand stage of soccer.
Liverpool Premier league Chances?
So who can win the new English premier league season? Ask around and many would instantly tell you Liverpool amd why not Jurgen Klopp’s merry men from Anfield. Winning the trophy after 30 years and in the style they did puts them in top position to defend their title.
Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, defensive stalwart Virgil and captain Henderson and the rest of the team all look like potential contenders and title retainers.
Jamie Redknapp believes Liverpool will retain their Premier League title – but he says there are two key pieces of transfer business they should do to strengthen the team.
Speaking to Sky Sports’ Pitch to Post Podcast, Redknapp reckons Jurgen Klopp’s side have all the ingredients to become just the second team to win back-to-back Premier League crowns since 2009.
However, the Sky Sports pundit believes Liverpool could boost their already talented squad by bringing in a new centre-back before the transfer window closes on October 5. So far, Liverpool have only recruited left-back Kostas Tsimikas for £11.75m from Olympiakos.
“You’ve lost Dejan Lovren and that leaves you quite short with only Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk. From their point of view, you just hope you don’t get any injuries because if they were to get any injuries in that area they would be short.
“Especially when Gomez has had injuries and Matip can’t always play the full season, you might think that might be an area where they could struggle.”
Redknapp also believes it should be a priority for Liverpool to tie Gini Wijnaldum down to a new deal. The Dutch midfielder is out of contract next summer and has been linked with Barcelona.
“Certainly in midfield, the Wijnaldum situation is one that needs to be resolved and I think personally you want to keep him,” said Redknapp.
“He’s such an important player for the team, he’s very talented, incredible energy and why would you want to let him go at the moment, unless you can get someone in who’s better? And I don’t see that many midfield players better in the world right now that can do what he can do.”
Although he expects Pep Guardiola’s side to be stronger defensively with the addition of Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake.
“I think it’s between City and Liverpool, and I’ll say it now, I think Liverpool will retain the title,” said Redknapp. “I think they’ve got an incredible team there and a togetherness that is so difficult to find. And Jurgen Klopp has made that work so well.
Manchester City are favourites once again to win the Premier league
MANCHESTER CITY have been predicted to win the 2020-21 Premier League title with a supercomputer also stating Arsenal will finish seventh.
The Citizens go into the campaign as slight favourites ahead of Liverpool having brought in the likes of Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres.
Pep Guardiola’s men could only finish with 81 points – some way short of the 198 they had amassed across the previous two campaigns.
The ability and the depth of their squad can not be matched, even by the reigning champions, and it is little surprise they are odds-on favourites to lift the title for the fifth time in 10 seasons.
Last season, City scored 102 Premier League goals and were breath-taking at their best.
The interchangeable forward lines Guardiola rolled out for the EFL Cup semi-final win at Manchester United, each leg of the last-16 Champions League encounter with Real Madrid and the 4-0 ruffling Liverpool’s freshly placed crown ranked as some of his most impressive tactical innovations in England and yielded handsome results.
Wolves, Leicester City, Leeds United, Arsenal, West Ham, Sheffield United, Liverpool and Tottenham represent a tricky opening stretch.
Manchester City finished the season with more goals than any other team for the third campaign running. Their total of 102 was 17 more than Liverpool.
Can Chelsea win the Premier league with the injection of new stars?
Chelsea look another side that can shake things up and even be a force to reckon with. The Blues have been one of the busiest shoppers over the summer – with Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz all arriving at Stamford Bridge.
Nicolas Anelka believes his former team Chelsea have a ‘great chance’ of winning the Premier League title next season after an impressive summer transfer window.
“I think they have a great chance to win the title. It depends on what Liverpool and Manchester City do as well,” Anelka told Stadium Astro, via the Metro.
“But he’s got the quality to finish fourth in the league last season and, with the signings, he’s got the quality to win it.
“It depends after in terms of the experience of the players whether they are strong enough to race until the end but the quality is in Chelsea as well.
The Frenchman added: “You need something more to win the title. If you look at Liverpool and you look at City, they have young and experienced players.
“I think Frank is clever, he knew what he needed to be able to win and compete against big teams and you need experience.
“When I was playing for Chelsea and Arsenal, we had a young team but also experienced players.
“You still have space for the youngsters to play, they just have to be strong, mentally, to compete every week.
“This is football, you always have to compete to be able to play. When you’re at a big club, it’s like that.”
Will Manchester United Return to Glory?
Manchester United kick off their Premier League season in less than two weeks and will hope to have more signings through the door by then. The club have secured just one deal so far in this window – bringing in Donny van de Beek from Ajax for £40million.
Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho remains their top target, while numerous other players are being linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Gary Neville is confused as to why the Red Devils aren’t going for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
The Spaniard has reportedly decided to join Liverpool this summer having decided not to sign a new deal with the European champions.
Neville told 90min: “I don’t know why United wouldn’t try and get him, particularly if he was going to Liverpool because it would strengthen them.”
Menawhile, Manchester United have agreed to re-sign teenage prospect Charlie McNeill from rivals Man City.
The 17-year-old is joining the red half of Manchester after scoring goals aplenty throughout the youth age groups for City.
United are set to pay an initial fee of just under £750,000 for McNeill, with the fee potentially rising to £1.35million if he triggers a variety of first-team clauses.
Elsewhere, United reportedly want to have Jadon Sancho signed by the time they get their Premier League campaign underway.
The Red Devils are long-term admirers of the 20-year-old and are hoping to finally Sancho, who used to play for Manchester City.
To win the English Premier league, Arsenal, Tottenham and even Leicester City will also be major lookout teams that everyone would be watching. For 10 years they have remained stumbling blocks to winners of the title. This year is no different.
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