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Why the 2021-22 Premier League Title Race Could Be Highly Competitive?

After all the talks, build-up and excitement, the top flight league in English football is finally back and it promises to be better than ever. There are scavengers lurking around Manchester City’s trophy and this year’s Premier League title race could be one of the most open ones we have witnessed in the past few years.

Here are the reasons why the 2021-22 season could be a unique one.

 

COULD BE A FOUR-WAY TITLE RACE

Reigning champions Manchester City start the season as favourites. They have set the benchmark under Pep Guardiola in the past four years but they aren’t alone in this title race. In the previous few seasons, it has been Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool who have gone neck-to-neck with City in the title race, but this year, Chelsea and Manchester United mean business as well. It could very well be a four-way title race featuring Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

 

BIG SIGNINGS IN THE TRANSFER MARKET

All the competitors mentioned above have gone out and bought the best footballers in Europe. Starting with Manchester City, they made a record British signing by getting on board Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish. The club are also preparing to break the bank for England captain Harry Kane.

Manchester United now have been in the rebuilding process for the past couple of years under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but this year they seem ready to take the next step. After a whole year of transfer saga regarding Jadon Sancho, United finally got their man and the club seem excited about seeing the young English winger in the red of Manchester. Another player who has the fans buoyant is the signing of French central defender Raphael Varane. The former Real Madrid centre-back has won almost every trophy possible with club and country and his experience would be invaluable at the club.

Chelsea struggled the entire previous season to find a number nine who could get them regular goals throughout the season. Creating chances wasn’t the issue for the Blues but putting those chances away was the concerning part. To solve that issue, Chelsea have brought in the man who is the best in the business currently, Romelu Lukaku. To get someone of Lukaku’s quality, you have to pay the big penny and Chelsea have done exactly that.

Liverpool fans may not be overly excited about the signings they have made this season so far as only Ibrahima Konate has come to Merseyside to give cover at the centre-back position. But in Klopp’s words, having the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson back fit for this season is no short of new signings coming into the squad. The team desperately missed these players and their comeback would make them title contenders yet again.

 

ALL THE CONTENDERS ARE READY TO WIN

In the previous few seasons, we have seen that only one or two teams in the league have been ready to win the league at the start. This season it feels completely different. Manchester City start as the holders and the most consistent team in the past five years in the league.

Liverpool have won the league previously in the 2019-20 season and have the know-how to do it in one of the toughest leagues.

Chelsea come into this season as the European champions. Thomas Tuchel has had a dream start at the London club and the confidence is skyrocketing at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United have gone way too many seasons without winning the league for a club as massive as the Red Devils. The team seems ready to take the next step under Ole.

 

THE RETURN OF CROWDS BRINGS OPTIMISM FOR SOME

After 18 long months, the Premier League stadiums across England are bouncing yet again. Just the sight of fans back in the stadiums, singing their lungs out in support of their teams makes for a much better spectacle. Teams like Liverpool and Manchester United ride on the atmosphere of their respective stadiums and this could be a major factor this season.

Away teams would need to keep their composure while visiting such stadiums and we all know how leagues can be decided on such fine margins. Football without fans seemed incomplete in the past season and it’s wonderful to have them back in the stadiums at full capacity.

 

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