Teams Like Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal Aspire to Conquer one of the Most Demanding Leagues in the World.
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LatinAmerican Post| Nicolás Donoso Álvarez
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A new season in European soccer has begun and, with it, the possibility of enjoying the best leagues in the world. The Premier League has already started, and if the last league was conquered by Manchester City, this season there are teams that have been strengthened in a very good way and that aspire to fight for a title that promises to be highly disputed this time.
Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal start with an advantage to qualify for the Champions League and to win the coveted Premier League. In the following article, we present your scrolls to keep the glory.
Four of the last five Premier League have been conquered by Pep Guardiola's team, and this time Manchester City again seems to be the best candidate to stay with the competition. With a well-established 4-3-3 scheme, despite losing key players like Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho and Zinchenko, and not knowing if Bernardo Silva will remain in the team (Barcelona is interested on him), the signings of Erling Haaland, Julián Álvarez and Kalvin Phillips maintain the level of excellence in the squad, adding one of the best players in the world such as Kevin De Bruyne or the diamond in the rough Phil Phoden. A separate case is Haaland, the Norwegian can translate the dominance that City usually has over its rivals into goals, and that can make City not only stay with the Premier again, but also fight for the elusive Champions League.
Finalist of the last Champions League and runner-up of the last Premier League, with this background comes Liverpool to play its current season. Sadio Mané, one of his main star in recent years, went to Bayern Munich, but Jurgen Klopp's team has signed with great intelligence, taking over one of the best player in the English second division in the last year, as it is the 19-year-old creative Fábio Carvalho (ex-Fulham) and the Uruguayan striker Darwin Núñez, who in addition to offering a lot of goals also knows how to play very well on the wings. Preserving the base of his team, with Mohamed Salah always inspired and Luis Díaz constantly growing, Liverpool is once again one of the strongest teams with the most chances of winning the Premier League.
After staying in fourth place last season, which allowed them to qualify for the current Champions League, Tottenham's objective for this season is to make a leap under the command of Antonio Conte and fight for the league title. Harry Kane and the South Korean Son Heung Min form one of the best duos in the world, and to this we must add how well the Swedish Dejan Kulusevski, who arrived at the spurs in the last winter market, has fit into the team. As if that were not enough, Conte's 3-4-2-1 reinforced key positions, with one of the best lanes in the world, Croatian Ivan Perišić, with former Barcelona player Clément Lenglet for defense, with midfielder Yves Bissouma and with former Everton Richarlison in attack. All players that the Italian could enhance to improve the level of a team that wants to aspire to more.
Reinventing yourself in success can be one of the most difficult issues, and Chelsea know that very well. For this year, Thomas Tuchel's men have undergone substantial changes to their squad, with Antonio Rüdiger, Andreas Christensen, Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku leaving the team, but Kalidou Koulibaly, Raheem Sterling, Conor Gallagher, Marc Cucurella and the young Carney Chukwuemeka as new faces. Without a doubt, the Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly, who was one of the best central defenders in Serie A with the Napoli shirt between 2014 and 2022, is one of the reinforcements of the season and should give the defense enough solidity. Chelsea will also be sustained by the growth of players like Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Reece James, which can bring very good news in the short, medium and long term.
With ups and downs and with a process that came close to qualifying for the top club competition in the world this season, Mikel Arteta's Arsenal may not yet have a real chance of fighting for the Premier League, but they can to be one of the great revelations of the calendar year. Alexandre Lacazette appears to be the main casualty (he returned to Olympique Lyon), but they have signed American Matt Turner as their second goalkeeper, the talented Portuguese Fábio Vieira and two former Manchester City men, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko. If that wasn't enough, young French centre-back William Saliba is back and seems to have a good chance of starting. If Bukayo Saka, Smith-Rowe and Martin Ødegaard continue to rise, then fans will smile more than once in the coming months.