To the excitement of all EPL fans, the EPL 2014/2015 season will kick off with 7 matches on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and one last first week fixture on Monday.
Champions Manchester City will be looking to defend the EPL title which they won last season for the second time in three years.
Manchester City can boast of arguably the best team in the EPL and the addition of Fernando, Eliaquim Mangala, Zucullini, Willy Caballero and Bacary Sagna means the champions will be starting the new season with a very strong squad.
Last weekend’s loss to Arsenal in the community shield should show the premier league champions a sign of what is to come in league as they look forward to defending the EPL title.
Last season’s runner up will have to cope with the loss of key player, Luis Suarez to FC Barcelona in the summer despite the addition of players.
Can Liverpool’s addition of Markovic, Lovren, Emre Can, Lallana, Lambert and Maquillo take them a step further this season to claim the first EPL title since inception in 1992? A big question to be answered in the 2014/2015 EPL season.
Chelsea FC seemed to have sorted their major issue with the purchase of Diego Costa and return of Didier Drogba.
The arrival of high quality Cesc Fabregas has added more spice to an already solid midfield despite departure of Frank Lampard.
Thibaut Courtois returned to his parent club which means Jose Mourinho can boast of 3 good goalkeepers including Petr Cech and Mark Schwarzer.
Will all this be enough to give Chelsea their first league title since 2010?
The blues will definitely contest.
Arsenal according to the manager, Arsene Wenger are back to compete financially. Will Signing Alexis Sanchez, Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy together with the return of Joel Campbell be enough to see Arsenal contest for the title?
Convincing Community Shield win without the key german trio over Manchester City is a big confidence boost for the gunners and Arsene Wenger will be hoping his team will do enough to claim the EPL title which they last won in 2004.
A disastrous campaign under David Moyes saw Manchester United took the seventh position in the 2013/2014 season.
The arrival of Lois Van Gaal in Old Trafford seem to have returned the great atmosphere and winning mentality of the team but the team’s inability to perform well in the transfer market may turn out to hurt them.
Under the new leadership of Wayne Rooney, Manchester will still have to do better business in the market to stand a real chance of regaining the EPL.
Mauricio Pochettino took over in the summer and will be hoping to take Tottenham hotspur to a top 4 finish.
With so many signings last season which reportedly destabilized the team, Pochettino made few signings to strengthen the weak points but the absence of a top striker to compete with Emmanuel Adebayo might be their major setback since Roberto Soldado is finding life in EPL difficult.
Tottenham are considered outsiders for winning the EPL but may be strong a contender for a top 4 finish.
Martinez’s Everton were impressive last season and with loan signings from last season made permanent this summer, they will want to get a top 4 finish.
Lukaku and Barry’s signature clearly showed their intents and how far they are willing to go to get into the top 4 race. They are still considered outsiders for winning the title but a top 4 finish more realistic.