With the 2014 World Cup ended it means the start of the club season across Europe including the English Premier League. The EPL season kicks off on August 16 with Manchester United v Swansea City starting at 7:45 am ET (12:45 GMT).
You can follow along all season here at Premier Soccer Chat with weekly predictions for the Premier League as well as coverage of the FA Cup, Capital One Cup, and Champions League. For the Premier League you can also keep track of the standings with the 2014-15 Premier League Table.
The pre-season tours and friendlies have started which means that you may be able to get out and see some teams. Living in the northeast of the United States I would have access to several matches, but it looks like I’m not going to have the time to do so. Still, there are matches in the northeast for Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Crystal Palace. You can also find a list of the preseason friendlies at World Soccer Talk.
What should we expect for this 2014-15 EPL season?
I’m expecting another quality season full of drama. Whether the Premier League is the best or the most exciting is a moot point to me. It is the league that I enjoy the most and follow. I’m not too concerned with whether it’s the best in the world or not, but fully expect this season to be exciting.
I’m still debating at what point to make my annual Premier League season predictions considering how many teams are still making changes to their playing staff. The transfer window is still open for more than a month meaning there are going to be plenty of transfers both in and out of teams which will mean teams will not have their lineups fully set till some time in mid September.
The transfer window provides plenty of excitement all on its own and I am hoping to add more coverage here in the next month. There have already been some incredible transfers, particularly with Arsenal unveiling Alexis Sanchez, Chelsea picking up Diego Costa and Liverpool sending Luis Suarez to Barcelona.
These three have been the biggest transfers so far this off season, but I’m expecting there to be plenty more players coming and going across the league.
The top four teams from last season have all been making moves while those teams just below them have been making their own changes and looking to push for another season to make it interesting.
All in all, I am really looking forward to the season and will be working on staying active with content here at the site. Keep coming back all year long and get involved by leaving your own comments here at the site or on Facebook and Google+.