The Premiership season just to kicked off. The expectations are high, with fireworks expected as Premiership teams seek to claim the top position and win the much coveted Premiership trophy. To make predictions for the 2013-2014 Premiership season, let us look at teams structures and what to expect.
Holders Manchester United, are defending the title for the first time without their long serving coach Sir Ales Ferguson. Will the new coach David Moyes live up to the fans expectations and guide the Red Devils to yet another Premiership trophy? With speculations of Wayne Rooney leaving the club to rivals Chelsea, the new coach faces an uphill task, especially after losing Thiago Alcantra to Bayern Munich.
The possible signing of Cesc Fabregas, a man touted to help Manchester United strengthen their shaky mid field has been surrounded with uncertainties and it is not yet clear whether he will be coming to the Old Trafford this season. Playing Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in their first five games this club cannot afford to make mistakes in the early stages of the season. If they do, keeping up with the rest will be hard, a situation that will be even harder if they lose Wayne Rooney to Chelsea.
The return of the “special one” at Stamford Bridge this season is definitely going to be a games changer. Jose Murinhno has indicated his desire to replicate previous success he brought to this club before moving to Real Madrid. The strongest sign he has given is by placing a bid on Wayne Rooney, the Manchester United star and his intentions to bring Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge. If he manages to keep most of the current players in the team plus make one or two big signings, then Chelsea will be a team to watch this season and are potential title contenders.
Back at the Emirates stadium, Arsenal are bound to have an exciting season if the list of possible signings is anything to go by.With the names of Luis Suarez, and Gonzalo Higuain as possible targets Arsene Wenger might just have a perfect season and end the eight year spell that the club has gone without a trophy.
Manchester City’s new boss Manuel Pellegrini has brought in new signings with an aim of strengthening the teams mid field. The recent acquisition of Stevan Jovetic,Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, and Negredo will add flair to City’s mid field. A new style of play is expected from Manchester City this season, as the new coach seeks to replace Mancini and bring the elusive success back to Etihad. Manchester City is a team to watch as the new Premiership season gets underway.
Liverpool, fresh from signing Kolo Toure and Luis Alberto will be looking for a Champions League spot this season. Luis Suarez has indicated his desire to leave the club for either Arsenal or Real Madrid but even without him a top four finish is a possibility for Steven Gerrard and his teammates. Tottenham Hotspurs quest for a top four finish might suffer a blow if Gareth Bale leaves for Real Madrid although the new signing Paulinho might be a perfect replacement for him. The Andre Villas Boas boys are no push overs and might spring up surprises this season.
Author Byline: Dean is a keen football player from the UK and owner of Football accumulators