PREMIERE LEAGUE ROUNDUP
After the whirlwind Premier League campaign last year, 2014/2015 is promising to provide the same exhilarating drama to the very last game of the season. But who will win? Who will go down? Who will shine? Many believe these questions will be answered during the transfer window. So far, with Luis Suárez completing his Spanish dream move to Barcelona. The Spanish international, Cesc Fabregas signing a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge. Ander Herrera completing his move to Manchester United from Athletic Bilbao, and Arsenal recently confirming the signing of Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez. The upcoming Premier League season promises to be nothing short of the talent and drama we all witnessed last campaign. Watching Suárez perform week in week out, expecting him to deliver yet still being astonished by the delivery, kept Anfield enthralled. He provided hope during Liverpool’s dark times, the near-administration days of Tom Hicks and George Gillett. It is an understatement to suggest Liverpool won’t miss him; however their success will depend on how well they re-group and create a team spirit after arguably the third best player in the world leaving their team. On the other hand, it seems as though Arsenal have solved the problem which Liverpool have now created for themselves. Big clubs always need exceptional players, but the truth is that Ozil did not solve any of their most pressing problems. Arsenal have been crying out for a top-class centre forward since the departure of Robin van Persie to Manchester United and Alexis Sanchez could be just that. The 25-year-old Chilean provides goals, having scored 21 times for Barcelona last season, he also provides incredible pace, something which Arsenal have lacked when Theo Walcott was injured. One player may not be the difference with Arsenal winning the title and coming fourth, but it’s a start. Whilst the top of the league may take many unexpected twists and turns during the season as we witnessed last campaign, the aim of the newly promoted teams will be solely to stay in Premier League. Danny Ings has the ammunition to shoot Burnley to Premier League safety, Leicester City, who had maintained their position at the top of the division since before Christmas are coming in with full of confidence, and Queens Park Rangers have a 20 goal mark striker in Charlie Austin. If the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign taught us anything, it is that you can’t predict what is to come. So let’s just sit back, feet up and enjoy the exciting journey we’re about to embark again.