The Return of the Premier League | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

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WEDNESDAY 05 AUGUST 2015

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The wait is finally over for football crazy Premier League
fans, all around the world.

As the days draw closer to match day one, we kick-off this
season of Mundial Morning’s with a special Premier League edition.

Chelsea, Arsenal,
City or United?

The run home during the last Premier League season was far
from inspiring. Chelsea was miles ahead of the pack, leaving the big guns in England for dead.

The current transfer window has been an active one for the
big teams in red; Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United all making
significant key signings in the off-season.

Arsenal has finally gotten a hold of a decent goalkeeper in
Petr Cech, ironically an ex Chelsea legend. Arsene Wenger tasted bitter sweet
revenge after finally defeating the blues under Jose Mourinho in the Community
Shield, for the first time in 12 attempts.

For Arsenal to be a serious contender this year, they will
need to buy a key striker. Benzema is still on the cards for the Gunners and
would put them in a serious position for the title race.

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Manchester City has been quiet in the transfer market,
despite landing Liverpool young gun Raheem Sterling and Aston Villa’s Fabian
Delph. City arguably had one of the toughest pre-seasons, undertaking a
torturous training routine in Australia for the ICC competition. The players
will be extremely fit, and ready to reclaim their third Premier League title in
a decade.

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Manchester United has replenished their midfield depth again,
luring big guns Morgan Schneiderlin and
Bastian Schweinsteiger into the mix, along with young sensation Memphis Depay.
Man U manager Louis Van Gaal is yet to stop there, with strong rumors that
Pedro could be on his way to Old Trafford as well. Could the Red Devils be set
for a top two finish?

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Liverpool is the Premier
League’s dark horse this season and our outside chance for the title. Manager Brendan Rodgers has made
some influential signings, following an extremely poor season, resulting in heavy
criticism from Liverpool fans. Despite the loss of their club legend Steven
Gerrard and Raheem Sterling, the Reds have made some massive signings bringing
in: Christian Benteke, Danny Ings, James Milner and Robert Firmino.  

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NEW OFFSIDE RULE TO CREATE CONTROVERSY? 

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New guidelines have been put in place for officials at all
levels in England. ‘’A player in an offside position shall be penalized if he:
Makes an obvious action which clearly impacts on the ability of an opponent to
play the ball.’

The new rule will put a smile on every goalkeepers face, and a relief that strikers won’t bother them as much during free kicks. If a player
shoot’s on goal and his team-mate in an offside position makes a play for the
ball, the goal will be disallowed and called offside, even if he doesn’t touch
it.

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OUR TOP 3 PREMIER LEAGUE KITS 

Swansea

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Swansea’s centenary 12-13 home kit featured gold details and proved very
popular with the club’s supporters, inspiring a similar style with the new kit.

Manchester City 

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The new Manchester City home kit is as classy
as it gets, boasting the traditional sky blue with a well-polished white color
to top it off. The kit is simple, traditional and cancels out the focus on the
sponsor.

Manchester United

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Finally a decent
Manchester United kit! It has been a while since United has had a decent kit, although
Adidas have broken the curse. The kit is inspired from 1980’s designs and is
outlined by a white strip going from the collar all the way down to the sleeve
cuffs.  

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GOAL OF THE WEEK:

Vojvodina striker Ognjen Ozegovic scored against
Sampadoria in a Europa League qualifier. He scored this belter in the
Serbian league a few days later to top it off.

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By ARI CHARILAOU

Mundial Mornings is your morning wrap of world football. The latest news, transfers, matches, rumours from Australia and the world delivered every morning. 

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Ari Charilaou