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Premier League 2023/24 Season Preview

Last season was a spectacle, filled with a gripping title race, fights to avoid relegation, and intense battles for European places. Here, we'll reflect on the triumphs and disappointments of the past season while setting the stage for the new one. Betting on the new season has already opened at ZetBet and hopefully, you’ll pick up a few tips as well explore the season ahead.

Last Season’s Champions

Manchester City clinched the title for the third successive time, marking their fifth victory in the last six seasons. An astounding feat in what's often hailed as the world's most competitive football league. Despite facing stiff competition from the youthful Arsenal team, the sky blues held their own.

Arsenal held the top spot for a significant part of the season, but as the finish line approached, they faltered. Manchester City, on the other hand, hit their stride when it mattered the most and produced a title-winning run.

The defending champions are again the favourites this season. Last season's treble winners are now eyeing an unprecedented quadruple! Although this is a tough ask, if any team can pull it off, it's Manchester City. They have retained most of their squad and bolstered their ranks with experienced players like Kovacic and potentially Gvardiol.

The Fight for Champions League Spots

Arsenal's failure to clinch the title, despite leading for most of the season, was a bitter pill to swallow. However, their progress to the top four represents a significant achievement. Their youthful squad, under the guidance of one of the youngest managers, Arteta, signals a promising future. With the right investments and consistent improvement, the sky is the limit for them this season.

The acquisition of Declan Rice is set to boost their title hopes this season. They're not going away anytime soon and could well be giving Manchester City a run for their money.

Manchester United had an impressive season under ETH, a massive turnaround from their predicament the previous year. Winning the League Cup and securing Champions League football for the next year is a step in the right direction. They have identified their weaknesses and addressed them by signing Mason Mount and Hojlund, two top players ready to make their mark at one of the world's biggest football clubs.

However, the news of De Gea's departure after years of loyal service was a blow. The Red Devils have replaced him with Onana, who will be keen to carve his own legacy at the club. The team's core seems to be strengthening, and once perfected, they could become a force to reckon with across Europe.

Newcastle was the surprise package last season. After a massive investment, they are now the richest club in World Football. However, they have been judicious with their spending, making prudent signings.

Manager Eddie Howe has been a revelation, implementing fast attacking football and building one of the league's best defences. With Champions League football confirmed, they can attract Europe's best talent, like Harvey Barnes and Tonali.

Who Will Claim Europa League Places?

Last year, Liverpool fell short of their lofty standards. Under Klopp, they had achieved remarkable success in previous years. However, they narrowly missed out on Champions League football last season.

There is, however, optimism around the Reds this year. They have refreshed their midfield, signing Mcallister and Szoboszlai. With a few more additions, this new-look Liverpool may be ready to challenge for the top honours again.

Brighton is a remarkable success story in the Premier League. Despite fears of a downfall after the departure of Graham Potter, Italian Manager Roberto De Zerbi has successfully carried on Potter's style of play, introducing a few of his own twists. This has resulted in an incredibly entertaining Brighton side that earned them a place in the Europa League for the first time in their history.

Aston Villa had a roller-coaster season, escaping relegation under Steven Gerrard's stewardship at the start of the season. The appointment of Emery in November turned their fortunes around, winning fifteen of their twenty-five league games under him. With Emery at the helm for a full season, the Villans could achieve great things.

A Look at Midtable Teams

Last season saw an array of remarkable achievements from certain teams that found themselves in the heart of the table. Teams like Wolves, Crystal Palace, Brentford, Fulham, Bournemouth, and Nottingham Forest had diverse experiences but largely found themselves positioned in the mid-table cluster.

Wolverhampton Wanderers, known for their resilience and robust gameplay, had a relatively quiet summer. Despite no headline-grabbing transfers, they have managed to retain their star manager. This continuity in leadership bodes well for the upcoming season, and fans are hopeful for another strong run.

Crystal Palace, even after losing their key player, Zaha, still have a talented squad that includes the likes of Olise and Eze. Who better to coach these promising young stars than the legendary Roy Hodgson? The seasoned manager's experience will surely help in bringing the best out of these youngsters and solidifying Palace's position in the league.

Brentford had an impressive run last season, often punching above their weight, especially at home against top sides. Their project, focused on nurturing home-grown talents and playing an attractive brand of football, has been largely successful. Despite their star striker Toney's injury setback, the squad remains talented and ready to challenge teams across the board.

Fulham, having survived their first season after promotion, will hope to solidify their Premier League status this season. Despite the likely loss of top goal scorer Mitrovic, they have a well-balanced squad capable of holding their own in the top tier of English football.

Bournemouth, after a shaky start to the last season, managed to stave off relegation. This season, under the guidance of new manager Andoni Iraola, they are hoping to make their presence felt and move up the ranks. Iraola, a promising young manager, is keen to showcase his abilities on the big stage.

Nottingham Forest, after a significant summer investment, managed to avoid relegation last season. The focus this season will be on building upon the home form they so heavily relied upon last year. However, improving their performances away from home will be critical, as their road record left much to be desired.

Midtable Disappointments

Tottenham Hotspur, despite having one of the top strikers in Europe and a world-class manager in Antonio Conte, found themselves outside of the top 7 last season. Their inconsistency was a significant setback. Spurs, a team known for their roller-coaster performance, proved yet again that inconsistency is the bane of their progress. The question now looms: Will this be the year Spurs finally clinch a trophy? It would require a significant improvement from last season's performance. There are whispers of Harry Kane possibly seeking greener pastures in his quest for trophies, which could change the face of the team significantly. Regardless of the changes that come, Spurs will need to find stability and success that the club and its fans so eagerly desire.

Chelsea Football Club endured a dismal season, ending up closer to the relegation spots than the European qualification positions. The club's issues were multifaceted, involving a series of high-cost signings on substantial deals, managerial instability with two managers being sacked within a single season, and the reappointment of Frank Lampard, whose managerial career has had its ups and downs. However, despite these challenges, there's a glimmer of hope for the club. With Mauricio Pochettino at the helm and a squad teeming with young talent, Chelsea looks set to turn a new leaf.

Lastly, Everton, a club with a rich history, has had a series of disappointing seasons. The Toffees found themselves barely surviving relegation last season, which was a far cry from the European aspirations the size of their club warrants. Everton's fans, who have always seen their team as a permanent fixture in the Premier League, were left bitterly disappointed by the close shaves with relegation in the last two years. The fans have voiced their displeasure through protests throughout the year, demanding a revamp of the board and the introduction of a younger, more visionary leadership.

Some changes have been made over the summer, but they are far from sufficient. The club has identified the problem areas and is making an effort to address them, but progress is slow. The appointment of Sean Dyche, a manager known for his tenacity and defensive solidity, is a step in the right direction. A comfortable mid-table finish would provide the club with a foundation to build upon in the coming years.

Premier League Newcomers

Sheffield United and Burnley are back in the Premier League! Burnley, under Vincent Kompany's guidance, played an exciting brand of football and won the Championship. Sheffield United, after battling for promotion for many years, finally made it to the top tier.

Lastly, Luton Town, the surprise package of the Championship, has been promoted. With a few new signings and an underdog spirit, they will look to prove their doubters wrong.

We will provide regular updates on the Premier League throughout the season and of course, plenty of betting opportunities. Check back with us here at ZetBet regularly to make sure you don’t miss out.

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