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Premier League 2012 – 2013 Forecast: City, United, Chelsea, Arsenal?

The new Premier League season kicks off three days from now and I’m sure you all are very eager to see the teams in action again. I know I am quite curious to see an improved Arsenal for instance. I have tried to list all the pre-season transfers in the Premier League in this post, even though some last-minute moves are still possible.

I have arranged the teams considering the odds for winning the title, that’s why Manchester City are top of the list, since the bookies see them as favourites for the title this season. And I guess the bookmakers are right this time. The Citizens have made just one signing this summer, something unusual for a club that used to spend fortunes during each transfer window. However, they got Jack Rodwell and that’s a pretty good investment in my view.

Manchester United brought in jut one big name, and that’s Dortmund’s Kagawa. A good player in my view but he might need some time to adapt.

Chelsea have made quite a few interesting moves, the squad quality has increased and the average age has probably gone down significantly. Eden Hazard will surely be one to watch while Oscar and Marko Marin could become exponential players.

Last but not least, Arsenal have moved a lot better on the transfer market this summer compared to last year. Podolski is a great signing, a striker that always had a good scoring ratio, while Cazorla and Giroud are pretty good players as well. However, I think that Arsenal‘s biggest signing is Jack Wilshere, the midfielder that has missed the whole last season due to an injury. If he can step back up then Arsenal could well be the dark horse this season.

Liverpool and Tottenham are the outsiders and I doubt any of the two could mount a serious title challenge.

Here are all the Premier League transfers we know about until now:

Manchester City – 5/4

Players in:

  • Jack Rodwell (Everton) £12m

Players out:

  • Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) Undisclosed
  • Gai Assulin (Racing Santander) Free
  • Ahmad Benali (Brescia) Free
  • Andrea Mancini (Real Valladolid) Free
  • Wayne Bridge (Brighton) Loan
  • Omar Elabdellaoui (Feyenoord) Loan
  • Owen Hargreaves (Released)
Manchester United – 2/1

Players in:

  • Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund) £12m
  • Nick Powell (Crewe) £3m
  • UPDATE Robin van Persie (Arsenal) £24m

Players out:

  • Park Ji-sung (QPR) £2m
  • Ritchie De Laet and Matthew James (Leicester) £2m
  • Tomasz Kuszczak (Brighton) Free
  • Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield) Free
  • Paul Pogba (Juventus) Free
  • Ben Amos (Hull) Loan
  • Reece Brown (Coventry) Loan
  • John Cofie (Sheffield United) Loan
  • Fabio Da Silva (QPR) Loan
  • Sean McGinty (Oxford) Loan
  • Michael Owen (Released)
Chelsea FC – 9/2

Players in:

  • Eden Hazard (Lille) £32m
  • Oscar (Internacional) £25m
  • Marko Marin (Werder Bremen) £6.5m
  • Thorgan Hazard (Lens) Undisclosed

Players out:

  • Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua) Free
  • Salomon Kalou (Lille) Free
  • Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) Free
  • Marko Mitrovic (Brescia) Free
  • Jeffrey Bruma (Hamburg) Loan
  • Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid) Loan
  • Ulises Davila (Sabadell) Loan
  • Kevin de Bruyne (Werder Bremen) Loan
  • Matej Delac (Guimaraes) Loan
  • Ben Gordon (Birmingham) Loan
  • Rohan Ince (Yeovil) Loan
  • Tomas Kalas (Vitesse Arnhem) Loan
  • Milan Lakovic (Guimaraes) Loan
  • Romelu Lukaku (West Brom) Loan
  • Patrick van Aanholt (Vitesse Arnhem) Loan
  • Sam Walker (Bristol Rovers) Loan
  • Jose Bosingwa (Released)
Arsenal FC – 9/1

Players in:

  • Santi Cazorla (Malaga) £15m
  • Olivier Giroud (Montpellier) £12m
  • Lukas Podolski (Cologne) £11m

Players out:

  • Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) Undisclosed
  • Manuel Almunia (Watford) Free
  • Tom Cruise (Torquay) Free
  • Gavin Hoyte (Dagenham & Redbridge) Free
  • Jeffrey Monakana (Preston) Free
  • Rhys Murphy (Telstar) Free
  • Benik Afobe (Bolton) Loan
  • Joel Campbell (Real Betis) Loan
  • Denilson (Sao Paulo) Loan
  • Ryo Miyaichi (Wigan) Loan
  • Pedro Botelho (Atletico Paranaense) Undisclosed
  • UPDATE Robin van Persie (Manchester United) £24m
Liverpool FC – 25/1

Players in:

  • Joe Allen (Swansea) £15m
  • Fabio Borini (Roma) £11m

Players out:

  • Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) £5.5m
  • Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce) £1m
  • David Amoo (Preston) Free
  • Fabio Aurelio (Gremio) Free
  • Craig Bellamy (Cardiff) Free
  • Stephen Darby (Bradford) Free
  • Joe Rafferty (Rochdale) Free
  • Maxi Rodriguez (Newell’s Old Boys) Free
  • Henoc Mukendi (Northampton) Loan
  • Toni Silva (Barnsley) Free
Tottenham Hotspur – 25/1

Players in:

  • Jan Vertonghen (Ajax) £9.5m
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson (Hoffenheim) £8m

Players out:

  • Ledley King (retired)
  • Niko Kranjcar (Dynamo Kiev) £5.75m
  • Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow) £5.5m
  • Steven Pienaar (Everton) £4.5m
  • Lee Angol (Wycombe) Undisclosed
  • Ben Alnwick (Barnsley) Free
  • Oscar Jansson (Shamrock Rovers) Free
  • Ryan Nelsen (QPR) Free
  • Kudus Oyenuga (Hayes & Yeading) Free
  • Ryan Fredericks (Brentford) Loan
  • Bongani Khumalo (PAOK) Loan
  • Massimo Luongo (Ipswich) Loan
  • Louis Saha (released)
Newcastle United – 150/1

Players in:

  • Gael Bigirimana (Coventry) £1m
  • Curtis Good (Melbourne Heart) £400,000
  • Romain Amalfitano (Stade de Reims) Free
  • UPDATE Vurnon Anita (Ajax Amsterdam) Undisclosed fee

Players out:

  • Leon Best (Blackburn) £3m
  • Fraser Forster (Celtic) £2m
  • Danny Guthrie (Reading) Free
  • Michael Hoganson (Derby) Free
  • Tamas Kadar (Roda JC) Free
  • Peter Lovenkrands (Birmingham) Free
  • Alan Smith (MK Dons) Free
  • Daniel Taylor (Oldham) Free
Everton FC – 250/1

Players in:

  • Steven Pienaar (Tottenham) £4.5m
  • Steven Naismith (Rangers) Free

Players out:

  • Jack Rodwell (Man City) £12m
  • Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls) £1m
  • Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce) £2m
  • Joao Silva (Levski Sofia) Undisclosed
  • Aristote Nsiala (Accrington) Free
  • Adam Forshaw (Brentford) Free
  • Connor Roberts (Cheltenham) Free
  • James Wallace (Tranmere) Free
  • Marcus Hahnemann (Released)
  • James McFadden (Released)
Fulham FC – 1000/1

Players in:

  • George Williams (MK Dons) Undisclosed
  • Mladen Petric (Hamburg) Free
  • Hugo Rodallega (Wigan) Free
  • Sascha Riether (Cologne) Loan

Players out:

  • Marcel Gecov (Gent) Undisclosed
  • Richard Barroilhet (RKC Waalwijk) Free
  • Dickson Etuhu (Blackburn) Free
  • Andrew Johnson (QPR) Free
  • Danny Murphy (Blackburn) Free
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) Free
  • Bjorn Helge Riise (Lillestrom) Free
  • Orlando Sa (AEL Limassol) Free
Sunderland AFC – 1000/1

Players in:

  • Carlos Cuellar (Aston Villa) Free

Players out:

  • Asamoah Gyan (Al-Ain) £4m
  • Michael Liddle (Accrington) Undisclosed
  • George McCartney (West Ham) Undisclosed
  • Michael Turner (Norwich) Undisclosed
  • Marcos Angeleri (Estudiantes) Free
  • Trevor Carson (Bury) Free
  • Jordan Cook (Charlton) Free
Aston Villa – 1500/1

Players in:

  • Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord) £3.2m
  • Matthew Lowton (Sheffield United) £3m
  • Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord) £2.5m
  • Brett Holman (AZ Alkmaar) Free

Players out:

  • James Collins (West Ham) £2.5m
  • Emile Heskey (released)
  • Reece Caira (Western Sydney Wanderers) Free
  • Carlos Cuellar (Sunderland) Free
  • Connor Taylor (Walsall) Free
Queens Park Rangers – 1500/1

Players in:

  • Samba Diakite (Nancy) £3.5m
  • Park Ji-sung (Manchester United) £2m
  • Junior Hoilett (Blackburn) Fee yet to be decided
  • Robert Green (West Ham) Free
  • Andrew Johnson (Fulham) Free
  • Ryan Nelsen (Tottenham) Free
  • Fabio Da Silva (Manchester United) Loan

Players out:

  • Fitz Hall (Watford) Free
  • Heidar Helguson (Cardiff) Free
  • Paddy Kenny (Leeds) Free
  • Peter Ramage (Crystal Palace) Free
  • Danny Shittu (Millwall) Free
  • Rowan Vine (St Johnstone) Free
  • Akos Buzsaky (released)
  • Danny Gabbidon (released)
  • Gary Borrowdale (released)
  • Lee Cook (released)
  • Bruno Perone (released)
Stoke City – 1500/1

Players in:

  • Michael Kightly (Wolves) Undisclosed
  • Jamie Ness (Rangers) Free

Players out:

  • Danny Collins (Nottingham Forest) £500,000
  • Ryan Brunt (Leyton Orient) Free
  • Andrew Davies (Bradford) Free
  • Jonathan Woodgate (Middlesbrough) Free
  • Florent Cuvelier (Walsall) Loan
  • Matthew Lund (Bristol Rovers) Loan
Norwich City – 2500/1

Players in:

  • Robert Snodgrass (Leeds) £3m
  • Michael Turner (Sunderland) £1.5m
  • Jacob Butterfield (Barnsley) Over £1m
  • Steven Whittaker (Rangers) Free

Players out:

  • Andrew Crofts (Brighton) Undisclosed
  • Matt Ball (Stevenage) Free
  • Josh Dawkin (Braintree) Free
  • Adam Drury (Leeds) Free
  • Zak Whitbread (Leicester) Free
  • Aaron Wilbraham (Crystal Palace) Free
  • Daniel Ayala (Nottingham Forest) Loan
Swansea City – 2500/1

Players in:

  • Jose Manuel Flores (Genoa) £2m
  • Michu (Rayo Vallecano) £2m
  • Jonathan de Guzman (Villarreal) Loan

Players out:

  • Joe Allen (Liverpool) £15m
  • Ferrie Bodde (Released)
  • Scott Donnelly (Released)
West Bromwich Albion – 2500/1

Players in:

  • Ben Foster (Birmingham) £3.5m
  • Markus Rosenberg (Werder Bremen) Free
  • Claudio Yacob (Racing Club) Free
  • Yassine El Ghanassy (Gent) Loan
  • Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) Loan

Players out:

  • Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) Undisclosed
  • Keith Andrews (Bolton) Free
  • Paul Downing (Walsall) Free
  • Lateef Elford-Alliyu (Bury) Free
  • Marton Fulop (Asteras Tripolis) Free
  • Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) Free
  • Nicky Shorey (Reading) Free
  • Somen Tchoyi (Released)
West Ham United – 2500/1

Players in:

  • Modibo Maiga (Sochaux) £4.7m
  • James Collins (Aston Villa) £2.5m
  • Alou Diarra (Marseille) £2m
  • George McCartney (Sunderland) Undisclosed
  • Raphael Spiegel (Grasshoppers) Undisclosed
  • Mohamed Diame (Wigan) Free
  • Stephen Henderson (Portsmouth) Undisclosed
  • Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton) Free

Players out:

  • Sam Cowler (Barnet) Undisclosed
  • Jordan Brown (Barnet) Free
  • Julien Faubert (Elazıgspor) Free
  • Abdoulaye Faye (Hull) Free
  • Robert Green (QPR) Free
  • Frank Nouble (Wolves) Free
  • Freddie Sears (Colchester) Free
  • Marek Stech (Yeovil) Free
  • Ravel Morrison (Birmingham) Loan
  • Pablo Barrera (Undisclosed)
Wigan Athletic – 2500/1

Players in:

  • Ivan Ramis (Real Mallorca) £4m
  • Fraser Fyvie (Aberdeen) £500,000
  • Ryo Miyaichi (Arsenal) Loan
  • Arouna Kone (Levante) Undisclosed

Players out:

  • Mohamed Diame (West Ham) Free
  • Chris Kirkland (Sheffield Wednesday) Free
  • Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) Free
  • Lee Nicholls (Northampton) Loan
  • Ryan Watson (Accrington) Loan
Reading FC – 5000/1

Players in:

  • Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest) £2.3m
  • Adrian Mariappa (Watford) £1m
  • Pierce Sweeney (Bray) Undisclosed
  • Danny Guthrie (Newcastle) Free
  • Garath McCleary (Nottingham Forest) Free
  • Nicky Shorey (West Brom) Free
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak (Fulham) Free

Players out:

  • Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) £700,000
  • Mathieu Manset (Sion) Undisclosed
  • Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) Free
  • Michael Hector (Shrewsbury) Loan
  • Angus MacDonald (AFC Wimbledon) Loan
  • Joseph Mills (Burnley) Loan
  • Karl Sheppard (Accrington) Loan
  • Gozie Ugwu (Yeovil) Loan
Southampton FC – 5000/1

Players in:

  • Jay Rodriguez (Burnley) £7m
  • Steven Davis (Rangers) £800,000
  • Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace) Undisclosed
  • Paulo Gazzaniga (Gillingham) Undisclosed

Players out:

  • Dan Harding (Nottingham Forest) Undisclosed
  • Bartosz Bialkowski (Notts County) Free
  • Harlee Dean (Brentford) Free
  • Ryan Doble (Shrewsbury) Free
  • Lee Holmes (Preston) Free
  • Tommy Forecast (Gillingham) Loan

So, what do you think? Who will win the Premier League this season? Feel free to unleash your imagination in the comments :)

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Bhargav
Bhargav
9 years ago

I think this will be another extremely exciting and fascinating season. Chelsea are the team to watch in terms of where they finish. They will either mount a very serious title challenge or horribly falter. Consistency is something that the team lack. In defense, Luiz is the question mark. Ivanovic, Cole, and Terry are fairly consistent and reliable but Luiz is either amazing or terrible. In defense, the same thing can be said of Meireles. Mata and Oscar can also have a tendency to disappear when things aren’t going too well. Marin is not a player I see as not having too great of an impact. He has his injury troubles and he is easily injured. The last bit is in attack. I don’t understand Chelsea’s reasoning of keeping only 2 strikers at the club, especially when Torres is the king of disappearance acts. Every top club should have at least 3 high level strikers. United have Rooney, Chicharito, and Welbeck. City have Aguero, Tevez and Balotelli. Arsenal have Van Persie, Podoloski, and Girourd. Liverpool have Suarez, Carroll, and Borini. I question the logic behind sending Lukaku away.

Bhargav
Bhargav
9 years ago
Reply to  Bhargav

Also, I think Kagawa will be a huge hit. Statistically, he produced more than Hazard, in a harder league and one that is far more similar to the PL.

Bhargav
Bhargav
9 years ago
Reply to  Bhargav

I think QPR and West Ham will be the bogey teams of the season.

Bhargav
9 years ago
Reply to  Bhargav

Sorry, spelling:

In midfield, the same thing can be said of Meireles

He has injury troubles and he is easily bullied (off the ball)

Ryan Daly
Ryan Daly
9 years ago

Sometimes i just cant look past us (Utd) for the title with our attacking line-up, add to that RVP makes it one of the most potent strike forces in Europe.
On the other hand Chelsea are going to be hard to stop if they get the right balance. Hazard could shine this year but i personally think he will take a year to get up to speed. Oscar on the other hand looks extremely impressive and i can see him lighting up the league. I doubt Marin will play much, i didn’t see the logic in signing him.
Man City might be even better this year. Tevez is in the best shape of his life and together with Aguero, that could give Rooney and RVP a run for their money. I have always thought that their weak point is a more defensive midfield, so i dont see them doing that well in Europe. Barry just doesn’t cut it and when De Jong plays city alter their style for some strange reason.
I think this season will be the closest season ever, last season it was 2, this season i think those 3 will be impossible to separate with Arsenal not far behind.

Bhargav
Bhargav
9 years ago
Reply to  Ryan Daly

Don’t underestimate what Rodgers is doing at Liverpool!

Bhargav
Bhargav
9 years ago
Reply to  Bhargav

If Tottenham can sign another good striker then I can see them giving everyone hell as well. And don’t forget Everton with Naismith, Jelavic, Fellaini, and Pienaar. I don’t think Newcastle will do as well, however.

vaibhavc
vaibhavc
9 years ago

If we sign Van Persie, I think that we will win the league. We needed a creative midfielder, and Kagawa is the one that will fill that. We have Rooney, Chicharito, and Welbeck, and if RVP comes, we will have a great strike force. Arsenal seem to be losing their players. RVP, Song seems to be going to Barca, and Walcott hasnt signed a contract extension and has only one year to go. If RVP and Song leaves, I dont think Walcott will sign a new contract.

Bhargav
9 years ago
Reply to  vaibhavc

We just signed him!

Laxeyman
Laxeyman
9 years ago

Now that Van Persie’s gone, I see Arsenal struggling, Giroud and Podolski didn’t convince at the Euros and I can’t see them adequately replacing RVP. The signing of Van Perise also makes Utd favourites for the league in my opinion, alongside Rooney he could be devastating. I reckon Chelsea will get 3rd, so 4th will be a straight fight between Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool and possibly Everton which could go any way. I can’t see Newcastle doing as well as last season.

saltwater
saltwater
9 years ago
Reply to  Laxeyman

Don’t underestimate the Toon as Ba and Cisse can tear any defence apart.

Laxeyman
Laxeyman
9 years ago
Reply to  saltwater

Ba was a flash in the pan, he showed that by tailing off dramatically last season, and Cisse’s goals were the sort that if your lucks in then they fly in the top corner, but if it isn’t they end up in row z. Newcastle aren’t bad, on their day they can beat anyone, but I can’t see them finishing 5th partly because Chelsea and Liverpool can’t be as bad as they were last season.

pedro roriz
pedro roriz
9 years ago
Reply to  Laxeyman

man, newcastle managed to grab hold of their best players as well as strenghtening the squad, as liverpool had the worst market last season since i can remember. although i’m a AS Roma fan, borini won’t be able to do much if his is assisted by a decaying gerrard and a not trustworthy j.cole. the spurs, on the contraty, made some fantastic acquisitions, but lack depht up front.

saltwater
saltwater
9 years ago

1). Man City – No signings for a reason – they have a brilliant squad. The spine of Hart, Kompany, Yaya Toure, Silva and Aguero is enough to win a title on its own. And the 3-4-1-2 that Mancini used in the Community Shield was tactical genius.
2). Man Utd – It there’s one thing we’ve learnt in the last few years was don’t rule out United. The signing of Van persie will help MASSIVELY but the fact is their squad isn’t that strong, compared to City. However Fergie’s a genius and they will push City straight to the wire as RVP is an absoloute animal add on Rooney and Shagawa and United will again come so close.
3). Chelsea – Di Matteo’s experiance racing for a title is non-exsistent but Chelsea should put up an intial strong title charge then crumble away early April. I’m so excited as a Chelsea fan as Marin, Oscar and Hazard but the Blues will fall short as there is still no replacement for Drogba and they underestimate the amount of important goals he scores. I agree with Barghav that there is no sense in loaning out the very talented Lukaku as sometimes Torres is in and out and that could be the downfall in the Premier league persuit.
4). Spurs – I had Arsenal here but the sale of RVP makes me change my mind. However I remain unconvinced with AVB’s player management (his handling of Modric is poor) however his tactical know-how is second to none and that is why Spurs will get top 4 premisis. If they can get Llorente then they can push Chelsea for 3rd but at the moment only having Defoe is not enough or tottenham. If Modric leaves then Spurs are worryingly lacking a creative midfielder.

Lye
Lye
9 years ago

I guess this season is still a fight between both clubs from Manchester. The addition of RVP make Man Utd a devastating strike force and only the Aguero/Tevez partnership can match them. Though i am not a red devil fan but i have a lot of respect for Sir Alex’s management skills and his mind-games could edge Man City for the title. I predicted Chelsea will finish in 3rd place. Being a Arsenal fan, i hope they will at least grab a CL spot this season. Regardless on what happens, it will be another exciting season and i am gearing up for the games this coming weekend.

Nick
9 years ago

Needs updating for Van Persie at united and Vurnon Anita has signed for Newcastle

Nick
9 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

Is that hand-face-reaction what you did when you heard about van Persie going to united?

TheZiggy
9 years ago

Looks like another fight between the two Manchester clubs, with Chelsea trailing in the wake, as I’m not convinced their defence is solid enough for the entire eseason. Given I hate United and Chelsea, I have to hope for City to win again.

The main thing for me though, is I hope that Queens Park Rangers are nowhere near the relegation dogfight again. A safe mid-table would do me fine at this stage. I still can’t quite believe we survived last season with the fixtures we had. The number of times I thought that was it, was unreal, the worst being when were 0-2 down against Liverpool, looking like we didn’t even know there was a goal at the far end of the pitch. ;) Somehow Liverpool committed suicide and Jamie Mackie showed just why the fans love him, to get the win, although at the time I thought it was still just prolonging the inevitable agony. Oh ye of little faith. :D

vaibhavc
vaibhavc
9 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

And Songs gone to Barca.

Gaurav Chaddah
Gaurav Chaddah
9 years ago

Being a Chelsea fan I was confident that with the signings we made, they would settle in quickly and we would mount a serious challenge for the title however after watching us on Sunday their is a lot of work to be done as the new players will take time and even though they have only bought in Rodwell City do look strong however with the addition of Van Persie United have got two goal machines up front who could power them to the title so all in all it is set for a very exciting season, can’t wait!

pedro roriz
pedro roriz
9 years ago
Reply to  Gaurav Chaddah

united’s and city’s attack are astonishing, indeed. and i’m sorry you only have torres as central forward. however, your midfield boosted with hazard, oscar (he is really good. everyone here in brazil were upset with his departure) and marin is the best one in the premier league.

Ana Garcia
9 years ago

Will have to say Chelsea otherwise I will have a very grumpy boyfriend! :)

I much prefer la liga, maybe I should do a special post on that! ;)

One thing worries me is the sheer amount of money spent by those big clubs on players and yet most are from abroad and a team like Southampton who have spent £7 million on one player and yet are 5000-1 to win the league!

Levante finished 6th in la liga last season and spent less on the whole squad!

Fingers crossed for Santi Cazorla I think the way Arsenal play will suit him down to the ground and he might just light up the premiership next season.

Darren once said to me that English players are so overpriced and first I didn’t really get it, but the fact that Man City spent £12 million on Jack Rodwell (sorry never heard of him) and Barca spent £14 million for Jordi Alba says everything about the premiership really.

saltwater
saltwater
9 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

Good point about Rodwell and Alba

pedro roriz
pedro roriz
9 years ago
Reply to  saltwater

you might as well add to the comparison gaston ramirez, bologna’s hottest prospect, going to southampton as well, for 15 mill euros and a rumoured transfer of song to barcelona for 16 mill pounds.
or even, take liverpool’s market of last year and there ya go, no more discussion on that matter.

Ana Garcia
9 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

I would really like to write one!

I used to write one a while ago where I would write weekly updates on whats happened in la liga results wise as most people dismiss it as only Barca and Real Madrid, and its true to a degree but outside the big two the competition is far bigger than England in my opinion with maybe ten clubs fighting for the other champions league places.

Plus if I can get a few more people interested in la liga that would make me happy also! :)

CsAtlantis
9 years ago

Manchester United look really strong up front with Kagawa, Rooney, Van Persie, Welbeck, and Chicharito, if Anderson and Cleverley can stay fit the midfield will be stronger than last season, there are a couple of injuries at the back but Vidic is back (probably need a new left-back to replace Evra soon though), my pick for the title

Man City are still very strong and will be title contenders with their title winning squad fully intact, Aguero and Tevez upfront will give Premier League defences nightmares

Chelsea and Tottenham are in a bit of transition, depending on how well it goes I think Chelsea will put up a decent challenge to the Manchester clubs

Arsenal will do well to win a trophy! They keep selling off their captain but this time with Cazorla, Podolski and Giroud at least they won’t have to make last minute transfer deadline deals to save their season!

Would be interesting to see how Liverpool do under Rodgers, maybe his style of play could improve their league form (I doubt that Borini will be really prolific though, and Suarez is wasteful in front of goal at times so someone has to score the goals!)

Wicklander
9 years ago

I havs never watched that many games from England. But that looks promising. Maybe should watch more this year. :)

Kevin
9 years ago

Great work Johnny!!
I didn’t realize that Spurs and Chelsea had let go of so many players but then again I’ve spent most of the summer in the garden :)
Bit upset that •Park Ji-sung is no longer at United and you must be gutted to see RVP at Old Trafford?

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