The Premier League season starts on the 12th September and the first game of the new season is at Craven Cottage as newly promoted Fulham host FA Cup Champions Arsenal. This game kicks off at 12:30. That game is then followed by two 3PM kick offs as Crystal Palace host Southampton and West Ham host Newcastle United. The first Saturday is then finished off with a Champions vs Champions clash as Anfield plays host to Liverpool vs Leeds in Leeds‘ first Premier League game in 16 years.
The Sunday then sees West Brom play their first Premier League game since being promoted when they meet Leicester City at the Hawthorns in a 14:00 kick off. Everton will travel to London to play Tottenham at 16:30.
The first weekend is then rounded off with two Monday night games as Sheffield United play Wolves and Brighton play Chelsea.
The two Manchester clubs will start their seasons a week later due to their involvement in Europe over the summer.
Transfer Window Review
(Correct as of 03/09/2020)
The transfer window always causes a huge stir in football as fans start to get excited over a rumour or they are surprised by a big money move that wasn’t reported on but it tends to be loved by the majority and this summer Chelsea fans will be the most thrilled to be returning to action as they have signed multiple players and are likely to make more signings as they have agreed a fee for Kai Havertz and they will love to see him link up with Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.
Liverpool are also looking at a big signing as they are constantly linked to Thiago who has made it clear that he wants to join the Champions and work with Jurgen Klopp. He would be the reds second signing in the window after signing a new back up left back in Kostas Tsmikias for £11m from Olympiaco.
Arsenal have also been busy in the window bringing in defensive reinforcements in Gabriel Magalhaes who joined from Lille for £27m. They also brought in another Brazilian as they poached Willian on a free from Chelsea.
Manchester City have signed Fernández Torres for £21m and Nathan Ake for £41m and are being linked with a huge transfer for Lionel Messi who wants to join The Citizens after making it clear that he is unhappy at Barcelona and doesn’t consider himself a Barca player anymore.
Crosstown rivals Manchester United are trying to strike a deal for Jadon Sancho however are unwilling to match Dortmund’s £108m valuation of the English winger. However they have signed another midfielder in Donny Van De Beek from Ajax for £39m plus add-ons.
Week 1 Predictions!
Saturday 12th September
Fulham 1-3 Arsenal
Crystal Palace 1-2 Southampton
West Ham 0-3 Newcastle
Liverpool 3-1 Leeds
Sunday 13th September
West Brom 0-4 Leicester City
Tottenham 2-2 Everton
Monday 14th September
Sheffield United 2-1 Wolves
Brighton 1-1 Chelsea
Manchester City 4-0 Aston Villa
Burnley 0-4 Manchester United
Premier League Predictions!
3. Manchester City
4. Manchester United
9. Leicester City
11. Sheffield United
12. Newcastle United
13. West Ham United
16. Crystal Palace
18. West Brom
19. Aston Villa
Things To Watch!
This season will provide some amazing moments for some fans and heartbreak for others but it will also provide some fantastic moments for a neutral. There are going to be teams that play great attacking football and some that play great defensive football but I believe that’s the three teams to watch if you enjoy attacking football will be Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Leeds United could be this seasons underdogs like Wolves and Sheffield United of previous years and they could solidify their Premier League status once again. Fulham will look to stick around for longer than 2018/19 and West Brom will believe that are back where they belong.
Manchester City will look to punish Liverpool for making a mockery of their team last year and winning the league by 18 points and Chelsea will be looking to put a dent int both teams hopes. Arteta will be looking for a top four finish and teams will look for a cup run. The Carabao Cup provides a great opportunity for the smaller teams with no two legged semi finals and the FA Cup will provide giant killings just without replays. This season will be like no other and it could possibly set up to be one of the greatest in recent history.