Premier League 2021-22: 5 things to watch out for ahead of Premier League 2021-22

Premier League 2021-22: 5 things to watch out for ahead of Premier League 2021-22: The Premier League 2021-22 season is upon us as Brentford welcomes Arsenal in the first match of the new campaign. With all the eagerness and excitement boiling down to Saturday, we have a peek at five things to look forward to in the upcoming Premier League season. We also have a blockbuster clash on Sunday as Tottenham takes on Manchester City.

Can Manchester City Defend their title?

Man City registered a comfortable win in the Premier League last season walking away with the title by a massive 12 point gap. They have bolstered their squad ahead of the upcoming campaign by acquiring Aston Villa star Grealish. The English International is one of the most exciting talents in England and a great addition to Pep Guardiolas’ setup.

Their neighbors Manchester United, who finished second last year have also made quality additions to the team. The Red Devils have signed Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho and will be eager to edge out their fiercest rivals.

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Liverpool finished third on the league table with 69 points against their name. Despite scraping into the top 4 last year, the Reds are surprisingly quiet in the transfer market. Roping in the Ibrahima Konate, Jurgen Klopp will be looking forward to seeing the Frenchman pair up with the returning Virgil van Dijk. He will hope to replicate their 2019/20 performances which saw them win the Premier League.

Champions League winners Chelsea finished 19 points behind the Manchester duos’ last season. Following a poor start to their previous campaign, the Blues saw club legend former Lampard make way for Thomas Tuchel. Under the German tactician, the London side has completely transformed itself. With the addition of Lukaku, they count aim at mounting a serious challenge next season.

With all top teams, strengthening their squad, the question remains on Manchester City to see if they can successfully defend their title.

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Premier League 2021-22: 5 things to watch out for ahead of Premier League 2021-22

Clubs splash cash despite financial compilations during the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic had a severe impact on the finances of various clubs in England. However, despite facing financial complications due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a few of the Premier League teams have not stopped spending money in the market.

Reigning champions Manchester City signed Jack Grealish by breaking the British record for the most expensive transfer. They are reported to have paid nearly $145 million to Aston Villa for their club captain. Manchester United has nearly spent $100 million alongside Arsenal on new signings with Liverpool also spending nearly $47 million on Ibrahima Konate.

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Chelsea has not brought any players as of now but is expected to soon complete the transfer of Romelu Lukaku. The Belgium superstar is said to be nearly 100m to bring him back to Stamford Bridge.

Spurs are also keen to dip their toes in the market after signing Cristian Romero from Atalanta. Nuno Espirito Santo wants to add more players to the team and is not afraid to splash the cash in the summer.

Premier League 2021-22: 5 things to watch out for ahead of Premier League 2021-22

Can Leicester City break into the Top Four?

The Foxes had a good season in the previous campaign which saw them win their first-ever FA Cup. However, they failed to break into the top four last season after suffering three losses in the last four league matches.

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After missing out on Champions League football, Leicester City has made great signings having brought in Patson Dak from RB Salzburg. The Zambian attacker is a player to watch out for in the Premier League and could link up well with Jamie Vardy.

The Foxes have been on the rise in the last year years and are now expected to battle Arsenal and Spurs for a Champions League spot. Given the squad, Brendan Rodgers will be hopeful of leading Leicester into the top four next season.

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Premier League 2021-22: 5 things to watch out for ahead of Premier League 2021-22

Dark Horses eyeing European Football

West Ham surprised everyone with their turnaround of form in January that has helped them get European football this season. Just like the Hammers, Aston Villa is expected to shake this up this season.

After losing their captain Jack Grealish to Man City, Aston Villa has gone on to make some incredible signings. The Premier League team spent their 100m to rope in Danny Ings and Leon Bailey alongside Emi Buendia to the club.

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Dean Smith has a great pool of players to choose from this season and an improved performance for Aston Villa could see them play in Europe next year.

Leeds United and Brighton are also a few clubs whose performances could have a massive impact on the Premier League standings. Marcelo Bielsa’s men and the Seagulls have an unpredictable squad and could spring a surprise in the next campaign.

Premier League 2021-22: 5 things to watch out for ahead of Premier League 2021-22

Eyes on the New Boys

Brentford is set to play their first season in the Premier League. The Bees will have a point to prove and look to kickstart their campaign on a positive note. Thomas Frank will once again reply on his Ivan Toney to lead the line and score goals for fun.

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Brentford owner Matthew Benham has a liking for data analytics and used it extensively last season. Their shrewd signings were one of the main reasons that helped them move from the Championship to the Premier League.

It remains interesting to see if Brentford continues to bank on their theory and battle with bigger clubs in the Premier League.

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Which TV channel will broadcast the Premier League Matches on Sunday?

The Premier League Matches will be telecasted on Star Sports Network in India. Fans can enjoy live Premier League action on any of the Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD, and Star Sports 3.

Premier League 2021-22 LIVE Stream: Where can you live stream the Premier League Matches on Sunday?

The Premier League Matches on Sunday will be available for streaming on Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV. Fans will need to purchase a premium Disney+Hotstar account to live stream all the Premier League matches.