The 2018/19 Premier League season beckons, and the top sides have been active in the ongoing summer transfer window as they prepare to stake a claim for the notable laurels that will be available for grabs in England. As other sides go about their reinforcement plans, the clubs in London are also gearing up towards an exciting 2018/19 Premier League season that will be characterised by a good number of tough London derbies.
Tottenham Hotspur unexpectedly emerged as the best club from London in the league last season as they finished in the top 4 and will be in the UEFA Champions League next season, while perennial London heavyweights in Chelsea and Arsenal were relegated to the Europa. A power shift appears to be brewing in London with Pochettino’s men leading the charge, and other London clubs might be set to follow suit.
West Ham aka The Hammers have recently hired Manuel Pellegrini and have shown intent to prove their mettle in the upcoming season, as they aim to play exciting and attack-minded football. They’ve also broken their transfer record with the signing’s they’ve made to ensure that this is possible, and they will definitely be aiming to quash the monopoly of Chelsea and Arsenal as the best London clubs in the Premier League, a quest that Spurs appear to be having headway in recently.
The question is; Who’ll rule London in the forthcoming 2018/19 Premier League season? Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea? Unai Emery’s Arsenal? Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur? Or I dare ask. Slavisa Jokanovic’s newly promoted exciting Fulham? Or spoilers Crystal Palace? London derbies abound in the upcoming season!
Funny enough, among the top three London clubs, Spurs’ Pochettino appears to be the one with the most experience in the Premier League. Who would have thought? Chelsea and Arsenal have new men at the helm in the persons of Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery respectively. However, from a Blues point of view, regardless of Sarri’s antecedent of no winning a silverware in his coaching career, his work of making Napoli a major force in the Serie A with a consistent playing style speaks volumes.
Who’ll rule London? This is a tough question to answer presently, but it’s one that will surely be answered when the season commences. Chelsea have what it takes to regain their position as the best London side in the Premier League in recent times, and hopefully, as the club makes major reinforcements to the squad in the ongoing transfer window, it ends up being the case in the 2018/19 Premier League season.
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