EPL Season Preview 2013-2014 : New managers looking for supremacy


That time of the year has come again where the football frenzy fans will go berserk when the whistle blows after 3 months. The  top 3 clubs, including the Premier League champs Manchester United have a new manager this time. Sir Alex retirement

New managers for the top 3 clubs will put the Premier League race wide open
New managers for the top 3 clubs will put the Premier League race wide open

and the appointment of David Moyes will be the most talked about subjects when United takes on Swansea which is an away fixture for the red devils. David Moyes, the replacement for Sir Alex will have a daunting task ahead when he leads a team that in the past has never looked beyond the top 3 positions in the EPL. Manchester City has relieved Mancini of his duties and appointed Pelligrini, who by all means is the right man for the job and someone who doesn’t need to be told about his role at the Emirates. Chelsea, however has called up its former manager, who has taken Chelsea into the pinnacles of glory in numerous situations. Jose Mourinho, will be the quintessential element in Chelsea’s pursuit to regain the lost glory. A great battle is on the cards when the old warhorses Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho come head to head. Given Mourinho’s rich experience and his habit of  being able to adjust into any club makes Mourinho & Co the hot favourite to win the title. Arsene Wenger will be eyeing for glory this time and put an end to his critics by winning the EPL this time around. That makes the big four but the title race doesn’t end there. Liverpool under Brendan Rogers is slowly picking up their ground and will be looking to regain their lost prowess. Liverpool is the team after Manchester United with the most Premier League titles, also the English team with most number of Champions Leagues. The fans have been waiting for quite a lot of time for now and the time has come for them to win the EPL. Totenham Hotspurs also, in the recent years have emerged from the ashes and are starting to show their presence in the League.

A fascinating Premier League season is on the cards with the exit of Sir Alex and 2 new managers for 2 top clubs. This season will see some of the best football for sure. It is difficult to pick an outright winner now, but the title race is likely to be open to as much as six teams which include the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Totenham Hotspurs. The transfer season has almost come to an end.

There are teams who haven’t spent that big deal in the transfer market. Teams like Manchester United and Arsenal are prime examples of that. Arsene Wenger has even indicated in a press conference recently that Arsenal are not afraid to spend big in the market. Arsenal has just a single major signing in Yaya Sanogo. Before the transfer market ends Arsene Wenger is like to add more. After David Moyes took over the reigns from Sir Alex, the road has been tough for the ex-Everton manager. Manchester United had a bad pre-season and Wayne Rooney sending shockwaves to the Manchester United team management that he needs to move to Chelsea. Nothing has helped Moyes till now, but hopefully he will add resources before the transfer season ends. However, last year addition made by Sir Alex is ready to play in the EPL this season, Wifred Zaha. Zaha has been tipped by many as the next “Cristiano Ronaldo”. Chelsea hasn’t been that active in the transfer market but they will secure the services of Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen and Michael Essien who is back after a loan stint at Madrid. A big battle is going on between Manchester United and Chelsea for Wayne Rooney. Mourinho is adamant about the player and the player is also keen but United, however will try all the tricks in the book to block the same with Chelsea being one of the rivals. The comeback of their very own Jose Mourinho will provide the much-needed impetus that Chelsea needs. Manchester City have hired in eminent tactician Pellegrini, which shows that their intention is to win the Premier League at a cost. They will not be satisfied for anything less than that. They have taken the services of Stevan Jovetic and Negredo to support the cause. Liverpool and Toteham have also acquired quite number of good players to play with purpose this season and write their name in annals of the history of Premier League.

When the whistle goes down today, the fans will jump in joy after a long wait for the start of one of the best leagues in the world. The Premier League fan in me can’t wait too. My chairs will be broken and mirrors into pieces. Bring it on!