The new Premier League campaign is right around the corner, and the parade of promotion is slowly starting to begin. PremierLeague.com is starting to hype up the excitement levels, Premier League on Twitter is pushing the issue, and fans up and down the country and really getting behind the idea that this could be one of the best Premier League seasons ever.
While that may sound a little bit hyperbolic, we actually tend to believe it’s true. It’s quite a broad statement to make and there’s no actual way of knowing one way or another what the best Premier League season is or has been, but in a general sense, there are so many factors behind why we’re excited about what is to come over the course of the next few weeks and months.
In terms of the relegation battle, we really aren’t too sure who is going to be dragged into the mess – because when you take a look at the three promoted sides, all of them have their own merits. Aston Villa have the potential to push on and become a top half team with all of their incoming signings, Sheffield United are a smart side with an even smarter manager, and Norwich have a great deal of experience at this level (as well as some money to spend).
If you look a little bit higher up the table, you’ll also find a number of teams that are threatening to break into the upper echelons. By that, of course, we mean the top six. Leicester City are starting to resemble a side that won the Premier League just a few short years ago, Everton are one or two signings away from really exploding into life, and West Ham United are on a whole other level when it comes to what they’ve been spending in the summer transfer window.
Then, of course, you’ve got Wolverhampton Wanderers, who were the team on everyone’s lips last season. They’ve got a Europa League campaign to juggle so there’s no guarantee whatsoever that they’re going to be able to perform as well in the Premier League as they did last time out, but they’ve got a shot, which is all that really matters. From Nuno as their manager to their string of high quality players, there are plenty of reasons to believe they can compete once again.
Then you’ve got the top six, of whom all six have a realistic shot at finishing in the top four. They’ve all made improvements in one way or another, and from a European perspective alone, England is the home of both the Champions League holders and the Europa League holders. If that doesn’t serve as a confidence booster, then nothing will.
We’re excited by the possibility of what this new season has in some for more reasons than we can even begin to count, but most of all, it’s just great to know that club football is going to be back in our lives once again.