The Premier League is back for its 31st season and if you’re wondering who to watch out for, you’ve come to the right place! With 20 Premier League teams filled with fan favorite players, the 2023 season will be jam-packed with action. Over the past few months, we’ve seen teams like Tottenham, Aston Villa, and Manchester City make some game changing signings. With the January transfer window still open, there’s still time for the teams to close on some transfers that could change the course of the competition, making it difficult to decide who will make it all the way to the final! Now, let’s take a closer look at the five teams who we think you should keep your eyes peeled for.
1. Manchester City
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Key Players: Erling Haaland, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne
The defending Premier League champions have their eye on the prize again this season. Many have their bets that the team will make it to the top four, and most likely make it to the championship final. Despite losing two key players – Raheem Sterling and Gabrian Fernando de Jesus – new star signings like Erling Haaland have made them the team to beat. This season we’re going to get to see who tries to defend Haaland and watch Grealish meet his full potential with the team. Good luck to everyone playing against Man City this 2023 season - or even the season after that!
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Key Players: Virgil van Dijk, Mohammed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold
Liverpool always seems to be a step behind Manchester City, but will this be the year they take home the win? One of their biggest additions this past summer, Darwin Nunez, added to the attacking force alongside Mohammed Salah. The club has some of the most talented defenses in the league with the talent of Van Dijk and Gomez. With an immense amount of potential and talent, will Klopp be able to lead the team to take home the trophy this season?
3. Manchester United
Manager: Erik ten Hag
Key Players: Bruno Fernades, Casemiro, Marcus Rashford
Ever since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, everyone’s attention has been on Manchester United. Fans have been keeping track of the club’s wins and losses to see if Ronaldo’s leave had an effect on the team’s gameplay. By the looks of it, the team is doing just fine and seems better than ever! With Rashford and Erikson making a dream team, Old Trafford might be seeing a great season ahead of them. Do you think that Manchester United will make the comeback of a lifetime? Well, you better keep your eyes peeled.
Manager: Mikel Arteta
Key Players: Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Magalhaes
Name something better than having one of the biggest breakout stars on your squad? With players like Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe, Arsenal has a versatile attack squad that stands out from the rest in the EPL. Arsenal is currently leading the Premier League standings, but will they crumble during the second half of the season? If things click together, we could see the Gunners landing themselves at the top this season.
5. Newcastle United
Manager: Eddie Howe
Key Players: Allan Saint Maximin, Bruno Guimarães, Joelinton Cassio Apolinario de Lira
The Magpies have been investing in their club for quite some time now and have added some much needed talent to their squad over the last season. The team’s defensive players - Nick Pope and Sven Botman – will help the club significantly along their journey to their first piece of silverware since 1955. After a whole summer with the team under his belt, Eddie Howe has great control over the team and should be a real force this season. They may not be apart of the EPL’s Big Six, but they’re going to be a team you won’t want to underestimate!
Have you got your eye on a specific team this season? Is there a club you believe will be the underdog of the competition and put on the performance of a lifetime? Well whoever you’re cheering for, SoccerCards.ca has everything you need to cheer them on! Represent them with jerseys, hats, drinkware, and collectibles to show off your team spirit.
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