The English Premier League is undoubtedly one of the most exciting leagues in football. After a six-week hiatus as a result of the World Cup tournament, Premier League returns to our screens, and the race to the title, top four, and avoidance of relegation continue. It’s different battles for different teams in the league. Arsenal remains first in the league, five points clear of second-placed Manchester City. These teams so far are the bonafide contenders in the English Premier League this season as the battle for the title continues.
What are the Latest English Premier League News?
Here we look at the happenings in the premier league ahead of the return to action on Boxing day.
Arsenal Suffers A Huge Title Blow?
The recent World Cup injury to Gabriel Jesus’ knee could impact Arsenal. The Brazilian striker only had five goals in 14 Premier League games before the break, but his impact on Arsenal’s performance since moving from City has been profound. Other players have stepped up in scoring, but it will be difficult to replace everything else Jesus brings. Gabriel Jesus’ return date is unknown. Therefore, Arsenal may need to hunt for a substitute striker during the January transfer window.
Brentford’s Talisman’s Scandal
Brentford is 10th in the Premier League, and they might be in trouble if the accusation against their star forward Ivan Toney is proven right. According to the charges, the English striker is accused of breaking 30 additional FA betting rules. The striker might receive a lengthy suspension if the accusations are true. Given that he has been involved in 11 of Brentford’s 26 goals across all competitions this season, the Bees will likely be keeping an eye on how the situation plays out.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Signs Matheus Cunha
The Wolves are last in the Premier League table, and they will take some consistent performance to get out of the relegation zone. They have taken a step in the right direction by signing Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha from Atletico Madrid. Cunha has scored seven goals in 54 games for Atletico. Due to his little playing time this year, he was left off the Brazil World Cup roster. After selecting former Spain, Real Madrid, and Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui as manager, Wolves, who are now last in the Premier League standings with 10 points from their first 15 games, will be hoping that the forward can produce the goals necessary to avoid relegation.
English Premier League Returns
The Premier League returns on the 26th of December 2022, and we will witness the infamous boxing day fixtures. Sadly, there are no heavy-weight matchups on boxing day, but we will look at key matches and make previews and predictions.
Brentford Vs Tottenham
On Boxing Day, the top-tier domestic football returns, and Brentford will host Tottenham in West London. After pulling off an unexpected 2-1 victory over Manchester City in their final match before the World Cup, Brentford will be eager to continue where they left off.
While Spurs have only won two of their previous five away games, Brentford is a strong team in front of their home crowd, scoring 12 of their 19 goals. The Bees are by no means easy prey, but the Spurs never give up hope of scoring. The Premier League schedule’s opening game is expected to be an exciting one. This match has the potential for both teams to score.
Arsenal Vs West Ham
With a win in north London, the Gunners can take an eight-point lead in the title battle. Before losing to Juventus in a friendly match during the World Cup break, Arsenal defeated Lyon and AC Milan in Dubai. West Ham drew with Fulham after defeating Cambridge and Udinese, and David Moyes was under increasing pressure to recover from a shaky start.
West Ham has historically feared Arsenal, but the visitors should present a challenge for a squad without its top attacker. However, the Hammers’ offensive shortcomings will limit their prospects of a surprise. The pick here is a win for Arsenal by a small margin.
Chelsea Vs Bournemouth
Watching Chelsea and Bournemouth square off against one another will be amazing. The Blues are on the mend, and the Cherries are fighting to stay in the top division. Both teams are in hazardous situations, with a spot in the Champions League or a safe spot on the line in the middle of the league. Chelsea narrowly defeated Bournemouth in their most recent meeting, which was played to a close result. However, so far this season, the Blues have outperformed Bournemouth. As a result, Chelsea has a higher chance of achieving victory.
The Premier League will see plenty of action, but these picks are specially made for our new and old bettors for maximum returns.
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