New season, new players and new coaches. The Premier League is back again for the 2021/22 campaign!
Last season’s winners, Manchester City remain the bookmakers’ favourite to defend their title. The Cityzens have bolstered an already competitive squad with the €100m signing of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.
Manchester United and Chelsea have made similar big-name signings in Jadon Sancho and Romelu Lukaku from Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan respectively.
Norwich City and Watford are back in the Premier League after just a season in the Championship. Meanwhile, Brentford made history by gaining promotion for the first time in its 74-year history. The minimum objective for these teams will be to avoid relegation at the end of the term.
The new season promises plenty of excitement and drama. It all begins with 10 mouthwatering fixtures from tonight. The marquee game, however, will be Tottenham Hotspur hosting the Champions, Manchester City.
Preview of Gameweek 1
Football fans will be treated to a barrage of exciting and drama-filled matches this weekend. Some of the top signings will make their debut for their new clubs and will be keen to impress as quickly as possible.
Arsenal kicks off the new Premier League season with a visit to the Brentford Community Stadium to face newly-promoted side, Brentford. The Gunners will be desperate to hit the ground running after a terrible outing last season. On the other hand, the Bees were the most attacking team in the Championship. This fixture has the makings of a goal-fest.
Manchester United plays host to the enterprising Leeds United at lunchtime on Saturday. Marcus Rashford has been ruled out following a long-term injury.
Leicester City takes on Wolves immediately after before the London derby between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Patrick Viera will oversee his first EPL match as coach of the Eagles.
Newly-promoted Watford squares up against Aston Villa at Vicarage Road as Everton with Rafael Benitez in charge face off against Southampton.
Burnley and Brighton will do battle at Turf Moor before Liverpool travels to Carrow Road to face Norwich City. The Reds will aim to do better than a last-day Champions League place which they achieved last time out.
Newcastle will entertain West Ham at the St. James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.
Then, it will be time for the pick of the bunch between Tottenham and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Harry Kane may likely miss out with his future uncertain. The English forward has been linked with a move to the Etihad. Phil Foden has also been ruled out of this encounter. Both teams will give it a good go.
Predictions for Gameweek 1
Brentford vs Arsenal (over 2.5 goals)
Manchester United vs Leeds (goal/goal)
Leicester City vs Wolves (1X)
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace (1)
Watford vs Aston Villa (half-time draw)
Everton vs Southampton (over 1.5 goals)
Burnley vs Brighton (over 1.5 goals)
Norwich vs Liverpool (2)
Newcastle vs West Ham (2X)
Tottenham vs Manchester City (2)