The Premier League began in earnest today, after a superb World Cup in Brazil and with a raft of expensive signings costing over £360 million. Chelsea have strengthened with the addition of two Spanish stars, Arsenal have made another marquee signing similar to Ozil last summer, Manchester City look to have finally got a partner for Kompany, Liverpool have bought well to replace the irreplaceable Suarez, and LVG has been recruited to jolt RVP and co back into some form.
What about the other 15 teams? Well they have been busy as well; Everton have made a statement with the £28 signing of Lukaku, Spurs have added quality and Stoke will hope Bojan can finally fire in senior football.
Goal line technology is here to stay, with the addition of the wonderful shaving foam the other referees aid this season. Howard Webb and Alan Hanson have gone, Lawrenson remains….
The problem is that the ‘Best League In The World’ is that the it is very difficult to look past Chelsea or City for the league. The top 4 looks to be a closed shop, with Tottenham, United and Everton looking on from below. There are a raft of clubs like Stoke and Newcastle who will be glad of mid-table, and the new boys will be battling in out with average sides like Villa, Crystal Palace and West Ham. Who will be the surprise package, the Ipswich of 2014/15?