The Premier League kicked off on September 12. The Premier League this year has become worth the wait because of many promising returns from the Big Six giants group.
After more than a month of rest, the Premier League 2020/2021 season has officially returned this weekend (September 12). Although spending a shorter summer compared to every year, most English Premier League teams have had a certain preparation, especially the 6 names that people often call the Big Six.
Last season, the 6 strongest teams in the Premier League were in different positions on the final standings. It was a season that Arsenal, Tottenham or partly Man Utd let less famous opponents like Leicester, Wolves or Sheffield dominate most of the season.
However, with the performance in the final phase of the season, the active pre-season momentum can be believed that the Big Six will regain its position in the Premier League 2020/2021.
The position of Liverpool and Man City
Only Liverpool and Man City are two rare names in the Big Six group that have kept stable in many recent seasons. The best evidence is the succession of these two teams. Besides, there are own achievements such as Liverpool’s Champions League 2018/2019 championship or a series of domestic titles (League Cup, FA Cup) of Man City.
Liverpool still retains the squad that helped them win the championship last season. That is also the reason why The Kop has not had any “blockbuster” so far. As for Man City, the farewell words of David Silva and Leroy Sane have been filled with the name Ferran Torres. Manchester’s blue half also promptly reinforced the defense with the name Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.
The potential of the remaining 4 teams in the Big Six
Of the remaining 4 teams in the Big Six, only Man Utd and Chelsea finished in the top 4. Arsenal and Tottenham brought great disappointment with only finishing sixth and eighth. Arsenal can only take the “last train” to the Europa League through the English Super Cup championship. And Tottenham, this team must start the Europa League journey from the second qualifying round.
In addition to the stories of the final position after the 2019/2020 season ends, this group’s performance is something worth discussing. With Man Utd and Chelsea, despite finishing in the top 4 with a Champions League ticket, these two teams mostly let Leicester and Sheffield dominate most of the season. Leicester and Sheffield only began to decline after the Covid-19 raging.
Similar to Arsenal and Tottenham, these two teams last season were not as appreciated as …. Wolverhampton – the team finished seventh in the final, along the journey to the quarter-finals of Europa League. Obviously with his reputation, it is unacceptable to the remaining big guys in the Big Six.
But next season is another story. Chelsea with quality additions last summer has shown somewhat signs of a return. Even this big man is considered a name that can break Liverpool and Man City‘s code.
With MU, although the team has a modest addition in the past summer, with the existing staff and the sprinting screen to finish third at the end of last season, the Red Devils are gradually regaining their position.