The International break is over and the players are back to their respective clubs to re-start their club campaign after a tiring week and a half of representing their nations. The club games will start this Saturday and the managers will be hoping that they do not take too long to get back into their squad.
The Premier League is back this Saturday and is at an interesting curve at the moment. Let’s take a look at what it has in store for us in the coming weeks.
Liverpool and its new Manager
The Anfield faithful have a whole lot to be excited about as their team will take the field for the first time after the owners decided to sack the Irishman, Brendan Rodgers. Jurgen Klopp, the newly appointed manager is known for his own brand of football which he will implement in the game against Tottenham and it will be clear to the world whether Klopp can get accustomed to the English way of football and bring success back to one of the most prestigious club in English Football.
Arsenal to continue their good form?
Arsenal has slowly gained momentum in the domestic League after a slow start. They have now won 5 of their 8 games and are placed 2nd in the table. Arsene Wenger won’t be happy about the team’s European campaign but will surely hope that his team can continue from where they left off before the International break.
Sunderland and Newcastle United
These two teams are without a win so far in the League and are facing a relegation battle already. Sam Allardyce has replaced Dick Advocaat as the Sunderland manager and will want his team to improve their performances. Newcastle will feel that they are unlucky to have not won a game so far as they have played some good football even in the matches they lost. Both teams will be eager to get their first victory and face relatively easy teams in WBA and Norwich respectively.
Chelsea to bounce back?
Chelsea’s slump in form after being crowned the Champions of last season has been one of the biggest stories of the Premier League. Jose is not usually known for a poor run of games but with just 2 wins and 8 points from 8 games, Chelsea are slowly making it hard for themselves to fight for the title this season. They have some match-changing players in their squad and the manager will want his team to fight back and come to winning ways when they face Villa at home on Saturday.
City and United fighting at the top
Manchester City started the new season in dream fashion but have been pegged back by defeats to Tottenham and West Ham recently. They are still holding on to the top spot but just 2 points ahead of Manchester United who have found a bit of the lost confidence that they were in need. Van Gaal’s side travels to the Goodison Park and will want to come out of the game with their head held high. City have a relatively easy game at home to Bournemouth. Both teams are fully equipped to have a great season and this is where it will all start.
Crystal Palace and Leicester City
Palace and Leicester have shown great temperament so far this season in the Barclays Premier League. Both teams have accumulated 15 points from 8 games and are sitting comfortably in the top half of the table. Though these are early days, the confidence that the players get when they win game after game is very high and the managers will want their teams to continue playing the kind of football that have produced these results.
Make sure you follow the Barclays Premier League when it is back this Saturday with some interesting games.