2021/22 Premier League season is underway
Following an exhilarating summer of sport, which began with the Euros 2020 and ended with the Tokyo Olympics, the new Premier League season is underway, with fans everywhere enthusiastic about their team’s prospects for the games ahead.
There’s been a number of monumental, high-profile personnel changes for fans to get used to, including Jack Grealish wearing a Manchester City shirt and Jadon Sancho in Manchester United clobber.
The dugouts have also witnessed significant upheaval, with Portuguese manager Nuno Espirito Santo swapping Wolves for Spurs, and Bruno Lage, Rafa Benitez and Patrick Viera all entering the ranks of the Premier League.
As well as the arrival and departure of players and managers giving fans something to shout about, new to this season is the return of spectators to stadiums.
Last weekend – August 14/15 – saw the highly-anticipated return of fans in seats at stadiums across the country. This is good news for football supporters who have been forced to watch their heroes from their sofas instead of the stands for the last 18 months.
Of course, with the new season underway, speculation is bubbling as to whom will be crowned champion in 2021/22. Will anyone stop defending champions Manchester City who have won the Premier League three times in the last four seasons? Can Chelsea, champions of Europe last year, become victors at home?
Adding to the banter are the BBC’s sport pundits, who have picked their top four teams. Alan Shearer is going for a Chelsea win, followed by Manchester City then Manchester United and Liverpool in fourth place.
Out of the 20 BBC TV and radio pundits who were asked to pick their top four teams, 13 cast Manchester City as favourites, putting the Blues in pole position according to the BBC’s sports personalities.
As spectators return to stadiums amongst the buzz and excitement of the new season, the importance of football clubs having adequate Insurance for their stadiums and venues, is pulled into the spotlight.
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