The excitement continues to build for what looks to be another exciting Premier League Season that gets underway August 11th.
This years Premier League Schedule should deliver some action packed contests, allowing fans a chance to back their favourite teams, as well as a chance to deliver football picks every day of the week.
As the season gets started all eyes will be on Chelsea who will look to repeat as Premier League Champions after taking the crown in 2016-17. The big question for them is can they actually pull of the feat that has not been accomplished since Manchester United ran off three straight titles starting in 2006?
For many this will be a difficult task for Chelsea to complete after losing multiple keys to their championship team last season. At the front of those losses will be Nemanja Matic who was sold to Manchester United. With departures from last season’s Chelsea championship team including Nathaniel Chalobah, Nathan Ake and Juan Cuadrado this year it will be difficult to repeat as well as being a favorite for fans football picks each week.
With many fans looking to keep an eye on Chelsea, this will only be one of many top story lines to come from the 2017-18 Premier League Season. Let’s take a look a look a few of the key players and story lines to keep an eye on this season.
Matchups at Wembley Stadium
Now this might not exactly be a story line or a topic you might think about but with a new stadium being built at White Hart Lane, Wembley will be the home for Tottenham in 2017-18/. This will be the first season for the English National Stadium will ever be used for Premier League matches. During the Champions League, Tottenham won just one of three home matches.
Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United
After leading the league in goals during the 2016-17 for Everton, now will look to bring that success to Manchester United this season. Lukaku netted 25 goals last season and will look to build on that success during the 2017-18 Premier League Season.
The move should allow Lukaku to not only to produce but get even better as he lands on a club that has a much better supporting cast. Lukaku and Manchester United should make a run at the Premier League title this season.
Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal
The Arsenal finally landed that one big striker that it may have been missing for the years past and the one that the team has tried so hard to land.
Lacazette has all the tools to be a top talent in the Premier League this season. For the Arsenal the team gets a guy that not only has good speed but can also move while being able produce.
The move also allows the the players around him to play more comfortable in rolls they are more accustomed to including Alexis Sanchez. The move to spend money this year could help the Arsenal to fight for the title this season in the Premier League.
Manchester City Step Forward
Will 2017-18 be the year Manchester City take a big step forward as Pep Guardiola looks to plan not only for this season but for the seasons to come?
After turning to the offensive side of the field last season, a move that led to losses on the other end of the field, the team is expected to a more balanced team in 2017-18. A very busy pre-season adding Ederson, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy have moved Man City into many experts list as the team to beat in the Premier League this season and a team that should be on the top of many fans football picks this year.