As the summer ends in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer season begins on the other side of the world for our friends down under in Australia.
However, this time of year also indicates the start of the football season with the 2013-2014 Premier League. Wives, girlfriends and non-football fans; expect to spend the next few months fighting for the TV remote and spending your Saturday afternoons alone. Our Direct Dispatch Manager Dean Imray explains below how this seasons Premier League should shape up…
If there’s one thing, here at B Sunglasses that we like as much as sunglasses, well almost, it’s football. We couldn’t be happier now that the football season is in full swing so to celebrate we’re sharing our Premier League predictions with you!
Chelsea: with the return of Mourinho and a few stellar additions to an already impressive squad, we’re tipping ‘The Special One’ to be back with a bang and lead Chelsea to the title.
Man Utd: Chelsea will not have all of their own way this season though and David Moyes’ new team will push them all the way in a close fought contest that will go to the wire.
Champions League Qualifiers
Man City: Another title contender with a new manager at the helm. We’re predicting that the Chilean’s team will test the other two and play some attractive football along the way but will ultimately fall short of the other two more experienced Premier League managers.
Arsenal: Many people will find this a strange choice after the lack of summer transfer activity, along with the substantially stronger squad that spurs have now, but we think Arsenal’s Champions League status will be secure for another year under the Premier Leagues longest serving manager.
Hull: Even with the previous Premier League experience of their manager, Steve Bruce, we don’t think they have enough firepower to stay in the top-flight.
Crystal Palace: Another newly promoted team who, unless they make Selhurst Park a fortress, will really struggle to pick up points.
Sunderland: Although the manager has brought about wholesale changes at the club we feel they may, in fact, be detrimental to the team’s success and a string of bad results could lead to the wheels falling off their league form.
Every year in the Premier League there is a team who surprises everyone with their performances and league standing. This year we have opted for Southampton as our surprise package. With a very strong attacking squad and a sturdy, physical back four the saints looked a very tough outfit to beat towards the end of last season.
What? No predictions for Newcastle? Shame on you Imray…
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