The Premier League 2021-22 season has begun, with Brentford hosting Arsenal in the season’s first match. Since its inception in 1992, the Premier Competition has been the premier English professional league for association football clubs. The 2021–22 Premier League is the league’s 30th season. Manchester City is the defending Premier League champions, having won their fifth title the previous season. Here are five things to know about the new season, from the huge spenders to the clubs that will battle to stay afloat.
Manchester city breaking British record
The Premier League’s leading clubs have continued to spend this summer despite the financial consequences of the Covid-19 crisis. Champion Manchester City smashed the British transfer record when they paid $145 million for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish. Arsenal and Manchester United have each spent close to $100 million on new players.
Fans retuning to stadiums
With crowds returning to stadiums, normal service will resume, with not every game being broadcast live throughout the season and kick-off timings being shifted a month ahead of time. For a total of 200 games, Sky Sports (128 games), BT Sport (52 games), and Amazon Prime Video (20 games) will be in charge. You can see by soccer match analysis (วิเคราะห์ บอล, Term in Thai) to find out who is the top scorer.
Harry Kane’s future is in doubt
City handily won the title last season and has added Grealish, one of the league’s most intriguing young players, to its ranks. There is still a possibility that Harry Kane, one of Europe’s most lethal strikers, will leave Spurs.
Transfer update about other leading PL clubs
Liverpool has been quiet in the transfer market after a spectacular season in 2019/20. Chelsea finished 19 points behind Manchester City last season after defeating them in the Champions League final. After signing Jadon Sancho, Manchester United appears to be pampered in attack, but Raphael Varane will be a smart defensive addition. Perhaps this season’s championship race will be more competitive than last year’s.
Brentford promoted to Premier League for the first time
Promoted clubs always have something to prove, and Brentford’s performance will be one of the season’s most intriguing tales. Brentford is in its debut season in the Premier League, unlike the other promoted teams, Norwich and Watford, who have both recently played in the top division. In the Championship, the club used a front-foot approach, and this season should be no different.
VAR will play a vital role
Forwards have often had to go down in the penalty box to get penalty calls from referees, but starting this season, referees will give penalties regardless of whether or not a foul in the box is recognised. Referees and VAR officials have been told to consider contact, the result of contact, and the attackers’ intent when making penalty judgments.
In a nutshell
Overall, this premier league season is something to look forward to. All the teams seems to equip themselves with the right and competing spirit to fight for glory. Let the season unfold and let us see who comes out victorious.