Calling out the football fanatics! ⚽️ ⚽️ It has been a long wait for the new season since Leicester had that fairy-tale championship.
Great news, the season is back with so many changes, so many new faces. Here are some of the big news you need to get to up to speed.
Jose Mourinho has taken over at Manchester United and signed former Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and £89m Paul Pogba. Across town, former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is the new man in charge of Manchester City.
The other new managers to keep an eye on are David Moyes at Sunderland, Antonio Conte at Chelsea, Claude Puel at Southampton, Ronald Koeman at Everton and Walter Mazzarri at Watford.
Ibrahimovic, Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka, Belgium’s Michy Batshuayi, Germany’s Leroy Sane, Armenia’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pogba – some big names of European football have arrived in the Premier League this summer.
Who will win?
According to betting predictions, Leicester, the current champions, are seventh favorites to win the league. But will they do it? One of their holy trinity of star players – N’Golo Kante – has left but Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy remain and the Foxes have a Champions League campaign to look forward to this year.
Guardiola’s Manchester City side are favorites at the bookies, while Chelsea and Manchester United – not in Europe this season – could have an advantage.
Finally, the new logo! 🙌🏽
The now sponsorless Premier League has a new logo to mark the new season. If you recall, it used to be called the Barclays Premier League. Now, Barclays are no longer sponsoring the premier league. Also, the logo has been changed from the one on the left above, to the one on the right.
… and new rules
Kick-offs can now be taken backward, a professional foul in the penalty area is not now necessarily a sending-off and players who feint to kick the ball once they have taken a run-up when taking a penalty will now get booked for unsporting behavior.
That is it for now. Let’s hope you enjoy this season!