On Friday, August 13th, the Premier League will return with its latest action.
It all begins in London, where newly promoted Brentford welcome Arsenal.
Game Week 1 will end with a top-six match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Next week, Arsenal will host the Champions League winner Chelsea in the UAE.
As in previous seasons, the English elite will not disappoint with high-octane football and intense drama.
Manchester City, armed with £100m from Jack Grealish and possibly £120m from Harry Kane, are the favorites of most bookmakers to win the title again.
Pep Guardiola’s skilled passers won the league last year by 12 points over rivals Manchester United, but Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea this quarter is widely expected to be their biggest rival.
Tuchel added Romelu Lukaku to his squad. The Belgian appears to be destined to play the Blues and will increase his attack by several notches, far from the debauchery of Timo Werner in his first season.
Lukaku will of course be in the golden shoe mix. Kane, Mohamed Salah, Bruno Fernandez, Edinson Cavani and Jamie Vardy too.
This year, fans will return to the stadium, following the forced closure of COVID-19.
The Premier League and the English Premier League have not hosted full crowds since last March, but stadiums in England will be fully operational, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined the measures that will be lifted as the United Kingdom heads towards the fourth step of its path. road map.
A data study by Nielsen’s Gracenote analyzed 288 fan games prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019/2020 and 345 games without participating in the 2020/2021 campaign.
It showed that away teams scored more goals and won more matches and were after more positive referees’ decisions, with no hostile fans on their ground to intimidate them or the match officials.
These little details and true quality of football over 38 days of matches will eventually crown England’s next champion in 2022.
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