With the new Premier League season just a few days away, ProSoccerTalk’s Lead Writer and Editor Joe Prince-Wright has put together 20 videos to preview the long-old slog ahead for every PL club.
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Below you can get a primer on everyone, from the title candidates to the relegation fodder.
Enjoy. The new season is almost here and it’s starting to feel a little bit like Christmas Eve, isn’t it?
Arsenal’s free flowing and creative game plans with continue under Arsene Wenger, but with weaknesses on defense, the addition of Peter Cech in net will prove to be useful when The Gunners are once again in the title hunt.
Aston Villa may struggle through the 2015-16 campaign as Tim Sherwood will have to figure out how to properly integrate a bunch of new players.
Competing in their first-ever season in the Premier League, the Cherries will look to emulate a team like Swansea who had immediate success after being promoted. Lots of new players but they have a bright young manager in Eddie Howe.
Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea doesn’t boast many weakness heading into the 2015-16 campaign, as Jose Mourinho’s club sports a relentless attack across every position on the pitch.
The Eagles’ stacked mid-field could put them in the top eight, as Yohan Cabaye’s arrival this summer will be crucial for Alan Pardew’s side to improve on their top 10 finish from last season.
Everton’s possession-based style and ability to spray the ball around pitch will continue this season, but with a barren defense, will another mid-table place finish be enough for Roberto Martinez to keep his position?
With new manager Claudio Ranieri on board, not much else will change for Leicester City as they look to make waves in the Premier League focusing on defensive solidity, discipline and team spirit.
The Reds will need to reach the top four if Brendan Rodgers is going to keep his job, but he will have plenty of help with new signings Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino increasing their attacking options.
City enter the new campaign again seeking a finish near the top, but need a big performance from disappointing captain Vincent Kompany and also Raheem Sterling to live up to his historically pricey transfer fee.
The Red Devils have spent big once again this summer but there will be a lot of expectation as Louis van Gaal’s side must challenge for the title. However, they could be in trouble if Wayne Rooney goes down with an injury.
New head coach Steve McClaren could be in for some problems during his first campaign, but he has been allowed to strengthen the spine of his side this summer with over $60 million spent on new players. A top 10 finish would be a great season for the Magpies.
The Canaries haven’t added too many players this summer and young manager Alex Neil will have to use all of his nous to keep them up. Continuity should help as they have plenty of PL experience in the ranks but Norwich will be relegation candidates.
Ronald Koeman guided Southampton to seventh place a year ago, their best-ever Premier League finish, and with an offense capable of terrorizing opposing defenses every match, they’ll aim to climb higher on the table.
Stoke City hopes to continue their defensive dominance during the 2015-16 campaign, but midfield questions linger as The Potters vie for another top 10 finish.
The biggest offseason positive for Sunderland is the return of manager Dick Advocaat, whom saved the club when he took office last season. With a lack of goals a growing concern, The Black Cats hope their fortune turns.
Swansea’s additions of Andre Ayew and Eder will greatly improve their striking options and a top six finish isn’t out of the question for the Swans.
Tottenham Hotspur managed a fifth place finish in the 2014-15 campaign on the back of forward Harry Kane, but this season he’ll get more help from the likes of Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela, plus a stout defense.
Watford’s outlook heading into the 2015-16 season is all about survival and with a new manager and a host of new players, expect the unexpected as they fight against relegation.
West Bromwich Albion
The Baggies will look to maintain their stability at the back from a season ago and Tony Pulis on the sideline will ensure that continuity will remain steady as they attempt to fight for a spot in the top 10.
West Ham United
A top eight finish is needed for Slaven Bilić’s term to be a success and although he has plenty of options in midfield, scoring goals may once again be a problem for the Hammers in their final season at Upton Park.