The Greatest Show On Earth is returning


After a decent summer break,a summer which featured no international tournaments,the Greatest Show On Earth is returning this weekend with the opening match betwen Wenger’s Arsenal which is going through its biggest crisis in the Arsene Wenger era and Leicester City which is looking to rebound after a not so great last season where they finished mid-table.But this summer the Premier League hasn’t been marked by a major transfer story,besides that for the first time in more than a decade we are going to see Wayne Rooney in blue since we returned to his boyhood club which is Everton and remains to see that the fans will accept him back after he spent more than a decade at Manchester United which is pretty much hated by both Mercyside clubs,But with gaining Rooney,the Toffees lost Romel uLukaku to the Red Devils and in recent years Lukaku has emerged as one of the Toffees most lethal strikers,however Ronald Koeman who took over the bench of the Toffees is more focused on the qualification to the group stage of the UEFA Europe League where in the last qualification round they face Hajduk Split.Meanwhile their cross-town rivals,the Reds have a good sense of optimism ahead of this season.Last season the Reds finished 3rd under Klopp and many Reds fans believe that the club has become a serious title contender.However during the summer the Reds have invested very little,only Mohammad Salah came from AS Roma,while the Reds lost Lucas Leiva to Lazio,like the Toffees,the Reds are involved in Europe for the qualification to the UEFA Champions League and they would be facing non other else than the German sensation of Hoffenheim and it will be interesting to see how the Reds will stand against Hoffenheim in the qualifiers.Meanwhile in Manchester both the Red Devils and the Sky Blues have been strenghting their squads all summer long,especially the Sky Blues which have cleaned up the locker room of names like Zabaleta,Clichy,Kolarov and most notably Joe Hart which his services to the Sky Blues are no longer needed after a loan spell in Italy last season,instead the duo from AS Monaco Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy was brought together with Kyle Walker from Tottenham.On the other hand the Red Devils have brought Lukaku and Matic,but lost Rooney and probably it will be another season for the Red Devils to search for themselves in the post-Ferguson era besides last season they won the UEFA Europe League which gives them an automatic spot for this season’s UEFA Champions League which the Red Devils could hope to return to their glory days under Ferguson,however unlike the Sky Blue they have done very little in the summer transfer market.Going southern in the capital city,the biggest story of the summer is West Ham which bolstesteed its squad with Zabaleta,Hart,Arnautovic and Chicarito Hernandez which had a spell in the Premier League with the Red Devils but after doing soul searing in Spain and Germany has returned to the Premier League,but this season as a Hammers player.The Hammers under Bilic in the last two seasons have an up and down form,but with the names aquired the Hammers should be competing for a place in Europe.Meanwhile the Gunners are in a summer where they are doing a lot of soul searching after last season they finished a mere fifth and we are probably entering in the final two seasons of the Wenger era where he would define the legacy at the club,but real change will be needed at the Emirates if the Gunners want to challenge for the title,for now Wenger is hoping that Alexis Sanchez will stay at the club,together with the aquisition of Alexandre Lacazette it could bolster the Gunners attack.Meanwhile it remains what will be seen at Tottenham,the Spurs didn’t aquired a single player during te summer and have lost Kyle Walker to Manchester City and the Spurs remain the biggest mistery of the new season since there is no new player aquired.The current champions,Chelsea is gearing for a title defence with the aquisitions of Antonio Rudiger and Alvaro Morata which will boast the defence and the attack of the Blues.The new Premier League season will also feature two new clubs which once upon a time have played in the old First Division but never in the Premier League-Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion,both clubs are going to fight for survival with the likes of Burnley,Crystal Palace,Watford,Bournemouth and Swansea.IT is going to be a very interesting relegation battle this season.Anyways this weekend the new Premier League season starts and it is going to be interesting to see who is going to win the title,who is going to challenge for Europe and who is going to drop down to the EFL Championship League.


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