Saturday, 2 August 2014

EPL: 6 reasons to be excited for 2014-15!

Hello again everyone, and welcome to my latest blog post - today I will be presenting 6 reasons as to why you should all be excited about the 2014-15 season in the Premier League, and what it means for the future.
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Anyways, without further ado let me begin! 

Reason 1: Interesting opening fixtures - 

The 2014-15 season kicks off in style! Liverpool come up against Southampton on the opening day, United's first game under van Gaal is against Swansea while Arsenal have a tough test against Palace. 

Reason 2: Title race time - 

Last season's title race was interesting from start to finish, not to mention dramatic. All of the top clubs are strengthening their squads, and they will all be hoping that they can get off to the best possible start and challenge for the title. 

Manchester City won the league title last campaign, but they will know that they cannot rest on their laurels and they must improve if they are to retain their trophy again. 

Liverpool narrowly missed out last time, Chelsea and Arsenal were unlucky and Manchester United will feel confident that they have a new manager in charge: Louis van Gaal. 

Reason 3: Barkley and Sterling - 

They were both impressive last season, but they have the potential to be even more deadly in the upcoming campaign. 

The English duo play for Merseyside rivals, but they will light up the Premier League again with their brilliant skills and superb performances for their respective clubs.

Ross Barkley was instrumental in an improved Everton side, creating many chances in midfield and beating opponents with ease. Meanwhile Raheem Sterling contributed massively to a counter attacking Liverpool side that hit teams on the break and scored with no mercy. 

Reason 4: New manager at United - 

Manchester United recorded their lowest league finish since the 1989-90 season last campaign, so it's not really surprising that former Everton boss David Moyes was relieved of his duties less than a year into the job. 

Louis van Gaal has been appointed as manager, to "steady the ship" at United and restore some order - a top four finish and UEFA Champions League football again at Old Trafford.

The Holland manager finished his work with The Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup, where they finished in a respectable 3rd place. 

Reason 5: Aaron Ramsey and Yaya Toure - 

Consistency: Aaron Ramsey and Yaya Toure contributed well to their teams, as they won respective titles
Powerhouse: Yaya Toure was the driving force in a creative City midfield last season
Arsenal creative midfielder Aaron Ramsey surprised a lot of doubters with his world-class performances last season, and he can get even better next season alongside his midfield team-mates next campaign. 

His non-stop energy, bursting runs, solid passes, clever runs, attacking threat and improved finishing has made him one of the best in Europe!

Meanwhile, Ivorian powerhouse Yaya Toure was one of City's standout performers as they won the league again last season. His contribution to the team was outstanding, and his consistent displays earned him a pay rise and some attracted interest from French moneybags PSG in recent weeks. 

Reason 6: New signings!

What would a new season be without new players to join the league? All of the clubs have been involved in transfer business whether it is signings or departures, including the big clubs. 

Can't wait to see them perform in action, with the likes of Herrera, Fernando, Sanchez and Tadic joining the most competitive league in the world in the past few weeks.

So to conclude, with 2 weeks to go until the start of the new season it would not be surprising to hear that everyone is very excited and eager for the new campaign to kick-off. 

Not just in the Premier League though, with the Bundesliga, Serie A, Liga BBVA and more European leagues posed to start.

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