The upcoming season of the English Premier League or the EPL, also known as the English Football League, is one of the most anticipated football tournaments for football enthusiasts across the globe. The English Premier League is the top-flight professional league in England and comprises 20 teams that play 38 games each. This year, the season is set to commence on August 13, 2021, and conclude on May 22, 2022. This article dives deep into what to expect from the EPL 2021-22 season, player movements, new signings, prediction, and top teams going into the season.
The transfer window season is a crucial period for teams to improve their signing and address any issues that may arise within their squad. Several teams have already made some significant moves in the transfer market, with more expected to come before the window closes. Manchester United has been the busiest team, signing two-time Europa League winner Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
Other notable transfers include Arsenal's signing of Ben White from Brighton, Aston Villa's acquisition of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City, and Liverpool's addition of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig. Not forgetting Manchester City's signing of the promising young goalkeeper, Zack Steffen, as a replacement for legendary goalkeeper Sergio Aguero, who left the team to join Barcelona.
The EPL is known for being among the competitive leagues globally, with top-notch players and exciting performances. Last season was remarkable, with Manchester City emerging as champions for the third time in four years. City can be considered the early favorites going into the season, but Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United will present them with stiff competition.
Arsenal and Tottenham had a poor season last year, and both teams will be looking to bounce back and make a statement this season. Aston Villa finished an impressive 11th last season, and with their recent acquisition of Emiliano Buendia, they could pose a threat to the big boys. Leeds United, Crystal Palace, and Wolverhampton Wanderers are also teams to watch out for, with each of them having made significant moves in the transfer market.
The English Premier League is filled with top-quality players, and it would be a herculean task to single out just a few. However, some players stood out last season, and fans can expect them to continue blazing the trail this year. Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, Chelsea's N'Golo Kante and Jorginho, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, and Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes are just a few of the top-rated players in the league.
Young players to watch out for include Phil Foden of Manchester City, Bukayo Saka of Arsenal, and Mason Mount of Chelsea. With the new season comes room for new players to emerge and make a name for themselves.
The EPL 2021-22 season promises to be more thrilling and exciting than ever, with top teams and players aiming to put up impressive performances. Football enthusiasts can expect more drama, goals, and action-packed games, with lots of surprises in store. With Manchester City already in a strong position, the best team will take it all, and it remains to be seen which team can reach the pinnacle of English football.