2022/23 English Premier League
After a dramatic end to last season, with Manchester City edging out Liverpool in the final weekend, the Premier League has once again shown why it is the best domestic competition in the world.
When the Premier League was launched in 1992, nobody quite knew just how much of an impact it would have on the world of football. With every season leading to an increase in popularity, globally, it is no surprise to see so much betting activity is connected to the competition.
A competition that is home to the absolute best in terms of clubs, managers, and players alike, and with Premier League teams being supported across all corners of the globe, that fandom only further fuels the ambition of those who compete in the league.
A division that was previously ruled by Manchester United, due to the dominance under Sir Alex Ferguson
, is now a thing of the past, with the baton of supremacy having now been passed on to the local rivals Manchester City.
Having won four of the last five editions of the Premier League, Pep Guardiola’s Man City side have certainly become the team to beat in recent years, and even though the likes of Liverpool have pushed them incredibly close, it is Guardiola’s men who often sit on the throne of English football.
However, it is not just these two clubs that top the Premier League standings, with Chelsea also being no strangers to success in recent years, the Stamford Bridge outfit can be considered one of the three genuine giants of the English game.
Add the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal into the mix, and the capital city of London is well represented at the top of the Premier League and of course, who can forget Leicester City’s fairy tale success in 2016, as they stunned everyone to take the Premier League title.
While the Premier League has also been home to Finnish stars such as Teemu Pukki, Sami Hyppia
and Jari Litmanen
in the past and with international talents often on show in the competition, it only adds to the global appeal that has been generated over the past 30 years.
Premier League season schedule
With the World Cup taking place in November and Decemer of 2022, it means that domestic leagues are in something of a state of flux, and although the prospect of a winter international tournament was difficult to accept at first, the likes of the Premier League have managed to work around it for next season’s schedule.
A schedule that once again sees 20 teams play each other home and away over 38 Premier League fixtures and with a slightly earlier start and later finish to allow for the World Cup in the middle of the season, also means that there will be a rare December break as well albeit the Christmas and New Year’s matches will go ahead.
This is a period of the season which is always popular with fans both those who are spectators in stadium and the millions watching live broadcasts
When it comes to the top Premier League teams, it is incredibly hard to look past both Manchester City and Liverpool and with these two being considered a class apart from their English peers, it is no surprise that these two sides have won all the last five editions of the competitions.
Especially when you consider the players that ply their trade for either outfit and with a litany of world-class stars regularly available for either club, they have managed to leave the rest of the division in their wake.
However, they are not the only top team in the English Premier League and with an elite club otherwise known as the big six also in operation, there are four other clubs who can thankfully consider themselves members of the club.
had something of a blip at the tale end of last season, they are still very much a force to be reckoned with and especially now that find themselves under new ownership before the start of this upcoming campaign.
While the other team to qualify for this season’s Champions League is none other than Tottenham and with the white half of North London finding something of a resurgence as of late, they will look to find another level of performance during the 2022/23 Premier League season.
Of course, where Tottenham go, Arsenal does their best to follow and although Champions League qualification looked a near certainty at one stage, Mikel Arteta’s
men will have to suffer the disappointment of only achieving Europa League entry instead.
As for the final member of the big six, that honour is bestowed to Manchester United and although they have been something of a fading force in recent years, they will look to embark on a new chapter at Old Trafford as Erik ten Hag
takes the managerial reins at the Theatre of Dreams.
Top players and managers
When it comes to top players and managers within the English Premier League, it is fair to say that there is no shortage of talent on show and with Erling Haaland
finally making his switch from Borussia Dortmund, there is no doubt that Manchester City are now even stronger in attack.
Because even before the arrival of the Norwegian forward, manager Pep Guardiola
had an embarrassment of riches to call upon, and with the likes of Jack Grealish
and Kevin De Bruyne
now ready to supply the goals for their new teammate, opposition defenders are going to be in for an even tougher time.
Then again, one cannot overlook the team that has run them so close in the past couple of years, and with Liverpool’s Mo Salah lighting up the Anfield stage so often, they will look to help the Anfield outfit go one better this time around.
Of course, there are questions as to whether manager Jurgen Klopp
can keep Liverpool up towards the top of the table having lost key player Sadio Mane
to Bayern Munich. The German boss has signed Darwin Nunez
from Benfica and the likes of Diogo Jota
and Luis Diaz
will help to fill the gap left by the departing Senegalese international.
While there will certainly be no desire for departures at Tottenham and with Harry Kane working his magic under the watchful eye of manager Antonio Conte, they will look to both deliver a first Premier League title to the club.
Arsenal have enjoyed a busy summer and the signings of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, among others, will certainly help the Emirates Stadium side to push for a top-four finish.
Another big name to keep an eye on, and perhaps the biggest ever, is Cristiano Ronaldo
, who has won the Premier League in the past, and although his first season back at Manchester United was something of a disappointment, the Portuguese icon will certainly have a point to prove during next season.
Who will win …
When it comes to Premier League predictions, the most popular is always who will come out on top at the end of the season, and with Erling Haaland now within Manchester City’s ranks, it is incredibly hard to look past the defending champions when it comes to 2022/23 honours.
Especially as Liverpool have lost one of the attacking stars, then the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham will look to fill the vacuum that may be created by any slight demise elsewhere.