With the Euros done and dusted, its back to the bread and butter of the new Premier League season. As the 2021/22 season kicks off, we can’t wait to see how this brand-new season unfolds for the cream of English football. Obviously, at the online casino, we’re hooked onto our seats, keep an eye on any possible changes on the football betting odds… after all, we bring the best for you! Have you checked the latest odds for Premier League yet?
As we all know, Manchester City came from nowhere to win the league title with 86 points. Manchester United were unable to catch Pep Guardiola’s men in blue. So, who will be able to wrestle the crown from the blue half of Manchester?
Joining the EPL party in the 2021/22 season will be the newly promoted sides. Norwich City make a return to the Premier League after running away with the Championship. Also, Watford are back as well. But it will be new boys Brentford we will all be watching in August to see who they can ambush!
Manchester United is still by far the most successful team in the competition having won the league 13 times, but the Red Devils haven’t tasted success since the 2012-13 season – Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season at Old Trafford. However, in the 2020/21 season, we saw signs of improvement from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. Perhaps, they can push on during the new season.
Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City, and Liverpool are the only teams outside the usual suspects to win the Premier League title. Rovers won it in the 1994/95 season, The Foxes famously won it in the 2015/16, and Liverpool won the 2019/20 title. Could another outsider lift the prize this time?
While we are discussing the winners of one of the best leagues in the world, let look at the full list of winners!
Premier League winners list since 1992
|2020-21||Manchester City||86||Manchester United||Liverpool|
|2019-20||Liverpool||99||Manchester City||Manchester United|
|2018-19||Manchester City||98||Liverpool||Tottenham Hotspur|
|2017–18||Manchester City||100||Manchester United||Tottenham Hotspur|
|2016–17||Manchester City||93||Tottenham Hotspur||Manchester City|
|2015–16||Leicester City||81||Arsenal||Tottenham Hotspur|
|2012–13||Manchester United||89||Manchester City||Chelsea|
|2011–12||Manchester City||89||Manchester United||Arsenal|
|2010–11||Manchester United||80||Chelsea||Manchester City|
|2002–03||Manchester United||83||Arsenal||Newcastle United|
|1999–2000||Manchester United||91||Arsenal||Leeds United|
|1996–97||Manchester United||75||Newcastle United||Arsenal|
|1995–96||Manchester United||82||Newcastle United||Liverpool|
|1994–95||Blackburn Rovers||89||Manchester United||Nottingham Forest|
|1993–94||Manchester United||92||Blackburn Rovers||Newcastle United|
|1992–93||Manchester United||84||Aston Villa||Norwich City|
Top Premier League teams – Past and Present
Current Manager: Thomas Tuchel
League Titles: 5
Fresh from their Champions League glory, Chelsea come into the new season as European Champions for a second time. Thomas Tuchel has shown that he is the man with the plan. It will be interesting to see how he works his magic over a full season.
No doubt he has a super talented squad at his disposal, and it looks like he is able to get the best out of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. Its just a matter of getting them to gel which seems to be happening as each game passes.
Chelsea will be quietly confident of their chances for this season, they have shown that they are more than a match for anyone.
Current Manager: Pep Guardiola
League Titles: 5
After their Champions League disappointment, there are many questions hanging over this City side. Will Pep have enough in the tank to go again? Who will replace Aguero? Is the quadruple on?
Yes, they won a double in style last season, and they have a squad that is oozes talent, but City do seem vulnerable in certain areas.
Despite all this, it’s hard to back against them in the coming season. One would imagine that a little work will need to be done before the transfer window closes.
Current Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
League Titles: 13
With Sir Alex Ferguson as a manager, Manchester United was unplayable.
They won the Premier League title 13 times with the Scot in charge. In recent years, they haven’t enjoyed much success with David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho unable to win the top prize.
Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over, the team has improved, and they have moved up the table. The Reds finished behind City this season and will be looking to improve the squad and close the gap when they go again.
Which Teams Have Shown The Biggest Improvement?
As the saying goes “form is temporary, class is permanent”. Each year, we always have a team that hits a good run of form and lights up the League. But the question is can they maintain it into a new season?
Liverpool stands out in this category, despite being champions they has a turgid season last time out. They did hit a good patch of form towards the end to finish third in the league. Will they have enough to hunt Manchester City down?
Despite their annual slump, Leicester showed that they can go toe to toe with the best in the league. It was thought that their victory in the FA Cup final took a lot out of them and cost them a Champions League slot. However, they are an improving team and play the game in the right way.
But the award for most improved team must go to West Ham. No one saw that one coming! David Moyes trying moved heaven and earth and created a highly entertaining team that can mix it up with the rest of them.
As we said above, will these teams be able to carry their good form from last year into the 2021/22 season? We can’t wait to find out.
Top Premier League players – Past and Present
Here we take a look at some of the players who have played a big part in their side winning the Premier League.
Thierry Henry – Arsenal
Signed for £11million from Juventus back in 1999, Henry became one of the Premier League greats and was part of the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ side of 2003-04 which went the whole season unbeaten on their way to the title.
Henry would often produce moments of genius out of nothing and scored 228 goals during his time with the Gunners as he spearheaded their attack.
Riyad Mahrez – Man City
Bought for just £400,000, the Algerian took the Premier League by storm and provided goals and assists as the Foxes surprised almost everyone as they won the title in 2016.
Despite signing for a super talented team, he has carved out his place and become an important component for the City team.
He hasn’t look back since joining Manchester City for £60 million in 2018. He has picked up two more league titles, a FA Cup, three league cups and been to a Champions League final.
Frank Lampard – Chelsea
The former England midfielder played a big part in four of Chelsea’s League titles.
Lampard scored double figures 10 seasons on the trot and would always pop up with crucial goals in crucial games.
In total, he scored 177 goals – a Premier League record for a midfielder, and his achievement is highly unlikely to be beaten.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United
After Arriving at Manchester United as a £12.25million signing from Sporting Lisbon, and since then has become a living legend.
The Portuguese captain scored wonder goal after wonder goal for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side and notched 31 goals on their way to the title in the 2007-08 season.
The allure of Real Madrid and proved too much for him to remain at Old Trafford, but he has continued to break records year upon year.
Now at Italian giants Juventus, he continues to breed success with his golden touch.
Sergio Aguero – Manchester City
The Argentine was a £38million capture from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011 and he has gone on to become a City legend. He also has gone down as one of the most prolific strikers to grace the Premier League.
Despite some setbacks with injuries, he has been lethal in front of goal and there can’t be many football fans in the land that doesn’t remember the famous commentary from when he netted the decisive goal against Queens Park Rangers to help them lift the title in 2012.
The arrival of Gabriel Jesus has reduced his number of starts for Guardiola’s side, but you cannot question his goal-scoring return and the difference he has made to the Citizens.
His retirement will surely be treated live a bereavement in the blue side of Manchester and many opponents will breathe a sigh of relief that they will not have to face him again.
He signed off in style on the last day of the season with a couple of goals and got his dream move to Barcelona. We will never see a front man like him in the EPL.
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