Barclays Premier League season 2018-19 has started and completed two weeks so far. The defending champions Manchester City is once again reigning supreme in the points table. With all the hype going around about the new premier league season , we the Best Sports Website in India bring for you, everything that is new with the Premier League season 2018-19 like Teams, Stadiums, Managers and Players.
Premier league 2018-19 season started on 11 August with Manchester United starting their campaign with a win against Leicester but a loss in the second match slowed down their run.
There are new clubs, new faces and some new rules introduced to the premier league 2018-19 season. Would it change the course of the game? Not necessarily, but it could. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the Premier League changes on the horizon.
Four Premier League Clubs have decided to replace their managers.
Chelsea replaced the Italian Maverick Antonio Conte with Maurizio Sarri another Italian and ex-Napoli manager.
Arsenal after finally gotten over the Arsene Wenger era and appointed Unai Emery as their Head coach. Although, in his debut match Arsenal lost 2-0 to Manchester City.
Everton FC has also replaced Sam Allardyce with Marco Silva whereas West Ham has got themselves a title winning boss Manuel Pellegrini replacing David Moyes. Pellegrini has won the premier league 2013-14 season title with Manchester City.
Three teams have been promoted to the premier league but all three of them have participated in the premier league before. And just like the last season new entries, they would be hoping to survive through the relegation in their fist season back.
Wolverhampton, after six long years will be playing in the premier league. All thanks to their new Portuguese manager Nuno Espirito Santo and the talent he brought from his nation will help Wolves run with the big boys in England’s top division. Wolves won the last season’s Sky Bet Championship and with a whopping 99 points which helped them to fill the 6 year premier league drought.
Cardiff FC also made it back to the premier league 2018-19 and all thanks to Neil Warnock. With his mastermind capabilities, Fulham automatically got the promotion. This will be Warnock’s fourth time in the premier league, formerly he has managed Sheffield United, QPR and Crystal Palace.
Fulham also made a comeback to the premier league after their relegation from the league in 2013-14 season. Fulham’s manager Slavisa Jokanovic and he is new to the division but he will be joined by former Chelsea and West Ham mid-fielder Scott Parker as first team-coach.
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Arsenal did not left any expenses behing but it still doesn’t seems to work for them. The new manager Unai Emery has showed his trust to the young guns and appointed 5 new signings with new goalkeepers Bernd Leno.
Liverpool has Naby Keita who will be joining Allison Becker, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Manchester United have signed Fred and Diogo Dalot while Manchester City finally signed Riyad Mahrez.
Although, the “Big 6” clubs are not even close to the signings done by new enties. Fulham has signed Jean Michel Seri whereas West Ham managed to acquire three new signings including Felipe Anderson for a record fee. They also signed Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko.
Fulham has the talented duo of Ryan Sessegnon and Tom Cairney and they can land Fulham to the Top 10. Wolverhampton also has a great mixture of talent around the Europe and local blend with the local English players. Cardiff although without any new signings will be relying upon the combination of young plus experienced for the premier league 2018-19 season.
EPL will have a new transfer deadline day this year. Earlier, the transfer Window was closed on August 9 to prevent the squad disruption. According to FIFA rules, each league must have a transfer window of atleast 12 months, although, other leagues are still to implement the same changes so that players can still leave for other clubs in leagues other than premier league until August 31.
Just like usual, the Winter Window will run in January 2019.
After the FIFA World Cup 2018, the credibility of VAR is under series of questions. Some thinks its better, some say otherwise. But according to reports, VAR will not be used during the Premier League games but the VAR technology will be used in some FA Cup games.
According to a Premier Lague offical statement of VAR usage: “The decision came after comprehensive discussions regarding the progress made in VAR trials in English football, and key learnings from the many competitions elsewhere using it.
“The clubs agreed that advanced testing will continue to the end of season 2018/19 to make further improvements to the system, especially around communication inside the stadium and for those following at home and around the world.”
There are many uncertainties about the usage of VAR after it was implemented in the world cup games. It is being criticised for giving away too much after numerous penalties were rewarded using VAR in the world cup 2018. One also came in the finals and was awarded to France after referee Nestor Pitana interpreted that Ivan Perisic had hand-balled inside the box following consultation with VAR.
Tottenham has been rooting for their homeground for quite a long time now and they should be moving out of Wembley very soon to the White Hart Lane as their new ground should be ready by mid-September.
Tottenham Hotspurs will play 3 off their first 4 games away and will face Fulham in the fourth ‘home’ match at Wembley. Spurs will face Liverpool in the grand opening of their new ground on Saturday, September 15.
The new multipurpose stadium will have a capacity of 62,o62 spectators. Other than Spurs home games it will also be used to host two NFL games per season. A club museum will also be built along with a sports centre.