Get Ready for the 2015-2016 English Premiere League!

It’s back! This Saturday is the opening weekend of the Premiere League and we could not be more excited. We’ve waited 11 weeks for this fateful day, and this weekend we will not be disappointed by some of the matches that will grace our screens.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Francis Coquelin of Arsenal battles with Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea during the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 02: Francis Coquelin of Arsenal battles with Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea during the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

This weekend’s notable fixture:

Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur – Saturday 7:45 A.M. EST

These two teams finished fourth and fifth last season, and they’ve both improved their depth in the offseason. Bosses, Louis van Gaal and Mauricio Pochettino are confident in their teams going into their second year as head coaches. (editor’s note: it will be interesting to see if The Flying Dutchman will be missed… his exit broke many hearts.)

There aren’t a lot of hyped up fixtures this weekend, but nevertheless it’ll still be a packed weekend. The rest of this weekend’s fixtures are as follows.

Saturday:

Bournemouth v. Aston Villa – 10 A.M EST (Editor’s Note:  This is Bournemouth’s debut in the Premier League! And they are called The Cherries. Could anything get any cuter?)

Norwich City v. Crystal Palace – 10 A.M. EST

Leicester City v. Sunderland – 10 A.M. EST

Everton v. Watford – 10 A.M. EST

Chelsea v. Swansea City – 12:30 P.M. EST

Sunday:

Arsenal v. West Ham – 8:30 A.M. EST

Newcastle v. Southampton – 8:30 A.M. EST

Stoke City v. Liverpool – 11 A.M. EST

Monday:

West Bromwich v. Manchester City – 3 P.M. EST

Title Run Predictions:

Personally, I would love for Liverpool to come away with a title but I’m trying to be realistic. My top contenders for the Title this season are Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal. I know that they were the top three last year, so if it’s not broken, why fix it? (Editor’s note: There are lots of people who feel that the system where it’s always the same at the top of the table means it is broken. I’m a Gooner, so I’m not complaining…) Chelsea might have a few problems this season when it comes to depth on their team. They looked sluggish at the end of last season, and almost lost the title. If they want to come out on top again this season, they need to take into consideration the physical aspect of the game. Manchester City and Arsenal are both top contenders in my book even though some questions still remain about their form. Arsenal looked great in past couple of weeks in the Champions Cup (and don’t forget their new goalkeeper!) so if they have consistent confidence, they have a real shot at the title. (Editor’s Note/typical Gooner: I feel like a broken record. We say this almost every year so take it with a grain of salt. Early season success is no indicator of future title.) As for Manchester City, they lacked the intensity that they needed last season in order to defend their title. One good thing about this offseason is the signing of Sterling. Though he was accident-prone at Liverpool, maybe with more money in his pocket he’ll be happy and actually play to the best of his ability. (Can you tell I’m still bitter at him? Because I am.)

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