Which Top 6 Teams Need Replacements To Stand A Chance At Winning The League

By on August 31, 2016

When it comes to the Premier League, the results are always going to be unpredictable. With Leicester City causing one of the biggest footballing upsets by winning the Premier League last season, there’s a lot to be done by some of the top teams in order to stand a chance of winning this season. Although there have been a lot of managerial changes, and a few big sporting stars coming through the transfer window, for example Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic heading to Manchester United, there’s still a bit of work to be done in terms of replacements and adaptations in the teams. The Premier League this year will be an exciting one, meaning that any Premier League sports bets are certain to get your adrenaline pumping. We’ve put together a list of the top 6 teams that are in need of some replacements.

Chelsea

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Where to begin with Chelsea. Last season, after the dressing room had a falling out with the Special One, manager Jose Mourinho, the squad had an appalling time. There’s nothing really to say that can save the team as of last season and the reigning champions at the time didn’t exactly get off to the best start. However, Chelsea are looking to rebuild quickly and efficiently under their new manager Antonio Conte. They’ve already started to strengthen their midfield with new signings N’Golo Kante and Michy Batshuyai but it’s the goal scoring capabilities that they are in need of. Although Diego Costa has shown that he can find the target, he’s not doing it necessarily as often as the new Chelsea boss may like. A new striker would be a fantastic addition to the team, and the likes of Antoine Griezmann could be a perfect fit for the squad.

Arsenal

Arsenal always seem to be a team that’s just a couple of players away from being champions. Their midfield is relatively strong and their defence has been strengthened with the addition of German international Shkodran Mustafi. However, it’s their striking ability that needs some fire power. Lucas Perez has come in to support Olivier Giroud but fans would have loved a genuine world class striker to lead the line this season. With such strong managerial opposition this season, Arsene Wenger’s side could be in for a tough campaign.

Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho has been quickly strengthening the club since he joined in the summer, with world record signing Paul Pogba returning to Manchester United. The club have had a bad few seasons under previous managers David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal and Mourihno is looking to brighten the club’s future under his reign. Although he’s doing well with the midfield, and he has a promising strike force with youngsters Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial able to take centre-stage. However, with Manchester United the defence is in need of work, particularly in the right-back position. Valencia is currently filling-in, but it is not his natural position, and the club is in dire need of a long-term replacement.

Liverpool

Liverpool are looking to push on under Jurgen Klopp as the German continues to rebuild at Anfield. The former Borussia Dortmund coach has signed seven new players this summer with Sadio Mane looking like a particularly good purchase but they still need a left-back to replace Alberto Moreno as that’s the weak link in their side. I also think Klopp could do with another centre-back if he’s not going to rely on Mamadou Sakho while a top class central midfielder would also be handy.

Manchester City

Manchester City have also undertaken an overhaul under Pep Guardiola this summer with the Spaniard sending goalkeeper Joe Hart out on loan to Torino with Claudio Bravo coming in from Barcelona. City have also splashed out on one of England’s brightest young hopes in John Stones, signed highly-rated German attacker Leroy Sane and brought in star summer signing Ilkay Gundogan to beef-up the midfield, so there actually isn’t much left for Guardiola to do other than sign a couple of new full-backs.

Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham have a solid foundation in place, but the demands of the season definitely took their toll last season, and this campaign will be even harder with Champions League football to contend with. This means that they may need a few fresh-faced replacements waiting in the wings for when the squad get tired. The defensive side to the squad is in place and with a strong midfield and a strike force of Harry Kane upfront, there’s not really a lot needed other than some backup players. Pochettino is expected to bring in a few players on deadline day and his success will determine how well this season will go for the north Londoners.

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