The English Premier League, having the largest audience worldwide, will make a return on Boxing Day or Saint Stephen’s Day. Eight days have passed since the World cup ended, yet footballing action will continue.
Weekends will now feel better for football fans, as the English Premier League will begin again. We will notice 20 teams from the league battle it out the become champions.
Premier League Returns on Boxing Day
We know 26 December of each year as the Boxing Day in Great Britain, also synonymously sharing the Saint Stephen’s Day. A day which is celebrated as a holiday after Christmas.
Others believed they derived it from the boxes of gifts which were given to employees on the day after Christmas.
Things have undergone a metamorphosis at present. Boxing Day dominates with people going out for shopping. Prevalence of various sporting activities of renowned teams is also on for a show.
Shows on Offer
The shows are going to be very interesting in the Premier league. Only time will tell which team is worthy of the silverware.
Arsenal is leading the premier league points table at present. Will they keep leading in the matches to come?
For the first time in 15 years, they have become leaders at Christmas, in their pursuit of their fourth Premier League title. Factually, they will have a positive approach as the team who tops on Christmas has a better chance at lifting the trophy.
However, the Gunners face opposition from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City with a known reputation. The team has won half of their titles while they trailed behind during this period. Therefore, Manchester City is an enormous challenge.
Return of World Cup Stars
Return of the stallions will be a sight to mesmerise, as 133 players from the world cup will return to their clubs. The manner in which the players will react at the present stage will be interesting to watch.
Many have had their reputation upgraded, while the majority have suffered heartaches with their loss.
The fans will expect the best from the stars of their own club. Everyone wants to win, but it is always the ones who stand undisputed.
No Room for Racism
Players in the Premier League will take their knees and kneel before the start of the match, symbolising that there is no room for racism in football.
Taking the knee as a symbol of this gesture began with American Football player Colin Rand Kaepernick in protest of issues against racial inequality and police brutality in the United States.
Eyes on Halland and Salah
We will set all eyes on Mohammad Salah and Erling Halland. Both these players did not play in the World Cup. Therefore, a rest was possible, and it predicts expectations of better performance from them.
The players are important goal scorers for their teams and can turn the tide in their favour.
FPL Managers get a Second Chance
Fantasy Premier League Managers will get another chance to improve their rankings in the fantasy league. The scores will be zero for all and the point system will begin from game week 17.
Since managers have a lot of time to pick their squad, they can make the best squad for scoring maximum points.
New Managers will Try to make an Impact
The resurgence of the Premier league will have three new managers. Gary O’neil will have to pass through tough fixtures in this festive season after taking complete charge of AFC Bournemouth.
Unai Emery, former coach of Arsenal, will look forward extending his unbeaten run of two matches with Aston Villa.
Julen Lopetegui’s side will face Everton, with Wolverhampton Wanderers wanting to better their position.