1 – Erling Haaland is back
Haaland quickly adapted and proved his worth in the Man City shirt. The Norwegian striker contributed 23 goals in 18 matches. The great scoring form helps the former Borussia Dortmund star become the strongest candidate for the tournament’s top scorer award.
A month’s pause due to the 2022 World Cup helps Haaland recover physically and regain energy. Haaland is capable of tearing through any defense if he is at his peak.
Leeds United is the upcoming test for Haaland. An explosive match will help the 22-year-old striker return to his impressive scoring trajectory.
2 – Man United and the problem of replacing Cristiano Ronaldo
“We will do everything in our power to fill the void he left,” said Erik ten Hag. Ronaldo’s departure poses a difficult personnel problem with Man United. The Red Devils need to add some quality 9 as they prepare to enter the second phase of the season.
Cody Gakpo emerged as a potential candidate. The Dutch striker impressed with a good performance in the 2022 World Cup. At the age of 23, Gakpo promises to become a future contract with Man United.
Another possible option for Man United: giving opportunities to young players. Alejandro Garnacho, Jadon Sancho, Antony are ready to explode if they are trusted by Ten Hag. Besides, Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial are expected to regain their top form.
3 – Arsenal’s bravery will be tested
The Gunners have a great start to the 2022/2023 season. Mikel Arteta’s army leads the Premier League table, creating a gap of 5 points compared to defending champion Man City.
For the first time in 15 years, Arsenal took the top spot in the Premier League before Christmas. However, tough challenges still await Arteta’s teachers and students ahead.
Phase 2 of the season is the time to test the bravery of a championship candidate like Arsenal. The thin staff will bring many difficulties to the Gunners, especially when striker Gabriel Jesus is out of action for a long time due to injury.
“What worries me about the Gunners is the force depth. I’m really excited to see who they buy in January. Think about Saliba’s injury and its impact on Arsenal. They need to add a central defender, the owners need to support Mikel Arteta,” said former defender Patrice Evra.
4 – Newcastle United challenge for Top 4
Shooting surprised everyone when ranked 3rd in the Premier League. Newcastle showed the ability to make wise use of its powerful financial potential. The right, quality contracts make Eddie Howe’s army a tough opponent for any big man.
The home team of St James’ Park is expected to continue to maintain a high level of performance, thereby creating an attractive race to enter the Top 4 Premier League this year.
5 – Is Liverpool back on a winning trajectory?
Contrary to the sublime performance last season, Liverpool have a difficult start in the Premier League 2022/2023. Jurgen Klopp’s army won only 6 victories after 14 matches. Injuries and the decline of pillars such as Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold…. contributed to an unstable Liverpool.
Despite the poor start, the faith in the fans did not decline. The Kop is still considered the big man of fog and Europe. When the pillars gradually regain their form, Klopp will own Liverpool with the best version.
Mr. Nguyen | 16:07 December 26, 2022