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The Dark Horses of Premier League

The Dark Horses of Premier League

 

The Premier League is about to start and there is a lot of buzz around this time about who will win, who will choke and who will end up at the wrong end of the table. The big clubs have made amends this time as the Manchester teams boast of the best squad at the moment. Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will continue their rivalry in the league. We may see more of Arsene Wenger vs Mourinho as well. As usual, the top clubs Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City have caught the eyes of fans. But after watching Leciester lifting the title last year we can’t count anyone off.

The most unpredictable league will be underway in a few days. Where a team like Leceister can win the title whereas a team like Chelsea after winning the league can finish 10th next season. This unpredictability of the league leads to the fact that there are clubs who may not be title favorites but can cause a surprise without doubt.

4. West Ham United

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The Hammers finished 7th last year but spent a lot of time in the top four after losing it out in the end due to lack of quality bench players and the inability to play 3 games in a week. Dimitri Payet is one of the most sought after players in the transfer market. But the French winger has pledged his loyalty to the club. Feghoulli has also joined the club from Valencia which makes the West Ham attack even better. If Leceister can do it, West Ham can surely do it with this kind of squad. The attacking midfielder has joined the club for free and there is still a possibility of signing another quality player. Andre Ayew has joined the club as well, which makes their attack one of the best in the league as three of their players feature in top 10 of golden boot ranking.

The East London club had their best season last year thanks to the new manager Steven Bilic who replaced Sam Allardyce. Bilic instantly brought some major changes and turned an average looking squad into a well oiled machine which finished over the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool last year. The club will play in Europa league this season and will be looking to have a successful campaign in Europe as well. With players like Andy Carrol, Dimitri Payet, Feghouli, Ogbonna in their arsenal they can surely win the league. But discipline and concentration will be very important as they are not one of the top clubs who can bank on individual quality as well.

Key players : Payet , Ayew

Strength: The attack is top class with Payet, Ayew , Feghoulli, Carrol . They have a good enough team to tear any defense apart and with some discipline they can fulfill their Champions League dream.

Weakness: Lack of depth in the squad costed them UCL place last season with Manchester United and Southampton capitalizing finishing above them.

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