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EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by Tomide12: 5:02pm On Aug 11, 2017
So this is not your average, regular Joe season preview, nah. Those things are a dime a dozen, here we take it to another level.

Warning: This is not for “serious” people, it’s about to get very silly.

How do you do a season preview that’s absolutely lit, fun and different from the gazillion others? Simple, add a bit of theatre magic : )

Ever wondered which Avengers character your team would be? Probably not. Here we go.

Every new season begins with a thousand hopes and expectations, there are twenty teams that dream of winning the league, seven that will fancy their chances more than the rest, but you and I know there are only four (yes, four) real contenders. So here we’ll take a look at the seven, their transfer business, where they’ll finish and of course, choose the Avengers character they most resemble.

let the fun begin:

Manchester City

After six matches last season, Manchester City were top of the log with 6 wins from 6 and 18 goals scored. Pep magic. The Spaniard, brought in to lead City to European dominance like his Barcelona team had begun on a soaring note. The came the Spurs.

City traveled to White Hart Lane on October 2, four points clear of the chasing pack. A punishing 90 minutes later, Pep was truly “welcomed” to the Premier League. It finished two nil, it might have been more. City remained top but the lead had been decimated, they would only win one of the next four yielding the top spot to Liverpool at the end of Matchday 11.

Somehow the problems were attributed to defensive frailties, perhaps helped by Pep’s suggestion that his full-backs (Kolarov, Zabaleta and Sagna) all belonged in a museum.This of course is not borne out of facts, only three teams (United, Spurs and Chelsea) conceded fewer goals. And in terms of goals scored only two scored more than the 80 Pep’s side notched. Which suggests that the problem lies elsewhere, but never mind that, City have thrown a shit load of money at the problem.

Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, and Danilo have replaced the aforementioned trio with City breaking the record fee for a defender twice. Bernardo Silva and Ederson Moraes are the other new buys. So now that the problem is solved they’ll surely finish first, right?

Final League Position: 2nd. Sorry. City have spent close to half a billion pounds since Pep arrived but I think the problem is that Pep is yet to come to terms with just how stubborn PL teams can be. Can fully integrate all these new signings while dealing with champions league expectations, I don’t think so.

Avengers Character: Iron Man. Obviously.


Arsenal

Arsenal are always difficult to get a fix on. I have been predicting that they would fall out of the top six for the last couple of seasons and they always managed to confound me. However, last season they did. For the first time in two decades.

How did Wenger respond? In typical fashion. He put his head down and went about business in his usual way. Two new signings will be on show at the Emirates, record signing Alexandre Lacazette cost 52m from Lyon while Sead Kolasinac cost nothing. I told you, typical.

This season not only will Wenger have to deal with Europa league football, there’s the added pressure of two of his key players (Ozil and Sanchez) being into the final year of their contracts and of course, the now annual #WengerOut protests that will start sometime in November. I think it will be too much.

Final Position: 5th. And no, they will not win the Europa League.

Avengers Character: Captain America. All that wholesome goodness, reliability, etc

Manchester United

Goals. If you had to choose only one thing that overshadowed the good work Jose Mourinho did at Old Trafford last season you’d probably choose goals. United scored a paltry 54 of them last season. Put this in context with the rest of the teams wee’ll be looking at they were last for goals scored. Tottenham scored 32 more!

The answer to this problem for Mourinho was to shell out £75m for Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian will replace United’s top goal scorer from last season Zlatan Ibrahimovic. With 85 goals to his name over the past five seasons there are few more potent marksmen (only Aguero over that time period) in the league and frighteningly, at just 24 years old, there’s still room for improvement.

Mourinho will be pleased with the business done so far in the market, although he got three of his intended four targets, United look a tough proposition with strength in depth for all four competitions.

Final League Position: 1st. This one was not difficult to call really, Mourinho’s second season syndrome is famed and legendary.

Avengers Character: THOR. Yes United is the Asgardian god of thunder.


Tottenham Hotspurs

If there is anyone that characterizes just what Spurs have become over the last two seasons then it is their Captain, Harry Kane. Just four seasons ago, Kane was on loan at Norwich City and finished at Leicester scoring just two goals across 16 appearances. Fast forward three seasons, the 24-year-old has been named in the PFA Team of The Year in all three seasons, he was won the Golden Boot in the last two. Trophy Cabinet? Empty.

Spurs have punched above their weight in the last two seasons finishing 3rd and then 2nd. They needed to buck the trend, they are fast becoming the league’s “almost men”. The normal way to do that would have been to splash out in the transfer window, add some star dust to what was without doubt the best team in the League last season. But Daniel Levy is not normal. Spurs are yet to add a single player to their squad.

How will they get on? Well, I think Levy will eventually unclench his fists before the window closes, but I doubt it will open too much. As it is, Spurs have been cut off at the knee by their Chairman, but what Pochettino should concentrate on is getting some Silverware into that trophy cabinet. The FA Cup, hell even the EFL Cup are all within their grasp. Grab it, Poch!

Final League Position: 3rd. It could have been higher, if only.

Avengers Character: Hawkeye. Part of the team, deadly, but lacking that extra intangible that makes Cap and the rest

Chelsea

Antonio Conte won the battle of the new managers last season, he won it by a country mile. Spending less than Mourinho and Guardiola, the Italian recovered from a poor start, to win the league in style. Chelsea broke the record for most wins (30) in a single Premier League season, equalled the record for the most consecutive wins (13) and set a new record for copycat managers (16), lol.

His 3-4-3 formation revolutionized tactical approaches in England, by the end of the season, 17 of the twenty teams in the top flight had tried a 3-man defence at some point.

Now a new season begins, with European exertions this time around, how will he fare? Well we suspect he might have a more difficult season. In the market they have gotten upgrades in three positions, Morata for Costa, Bakayoko for Matic and Rudiger for Terry as well as a back-up goalie in Caballero. But in allowing those upgrades o be replacements rather than additions they failed horribly.

With Costa set to join the other two in leaving Stamford Bridge, Chelsea find themselves understaffed ahead of a gruelling campaign. If they do not get at least two new signings across the line before the window shuts, it could be de ja vu again.

Final League Position: 4th. And just barely. With Hazard out for the start of the season, Bakayoko injured and Morata yet to bed in, Chelsea are in for a bumpy ride.

Avengers Character: Black Widow. There’s that Russian connect, plus she’s probably the most ruthless of them all

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by Teewhy2: 8:12pm On Aug 11, 2017
shocked tongue
ARSENAL= BABA IJEBU
MAN CITY = OMO BABA OLOWO
MAN UNITED = OMO GET INSIDE
CHELSEA = OMO IGBORO

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by Nobody: 8:12pm On Aug 11, 2017
Okay

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by veekid(m): 8:13pm On Aug 11, 2017
Arsenal here against Leicester doing the usuals
Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by excel127(m): 8:13pm On Aug 11, 2017
I Rep The Red Devils

Manchester United For Life

Like if u Rep MANU

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by hatbricker: 8:14pm On Aug 11, 2017
so Liverpool is no longer a top 5 team? nonsense!!!

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by Eldahcee: 8:14pm On Aug 11, 2017
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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by mostyg(m): 8:14pm On Aug 11, 2017
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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by 0b100100111: 8:14pm On Aug 11, 2017
Miami heats re going to lift the African cup of Nations and neither Orlando pirate or Mercedes Benz can stop them.


#TeamGolf

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by Capsule101(m): 8:14pm On Aug 11, 2017
premier league teams are too inferior to FCB and real madrid

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by saint047(m): 8:15pm On Aug 11, 2017
Glory Glory Manchester United

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by mostyg(m): 8:16pm On Aug 11, 2017
Remo star is my favourite

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by highchief3(m): 8:16pm On Aug 11, 2017
Please get a job!
Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by seunny4lif(m): 8:16pm On Aug 11, 2017
Capsule101:
premier league teams are too inferior to FCB and real madrid
Yet Man Utd owns the highest number of fans in the world.
WestHam get more pass Sevilla grin grin

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by NtoAkwaIbom(m): 8:16pm On Aug 11, 2017
Nditor Ino Assemble !!!
Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by sirfee(m): 8:17pm On Aug 11, 2017
Clap for yourself.

GGMU
Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by SageTravels: 8:18pm On Aug 11, 2017
For your mind
Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by Edenoscar(m): 8:19pm On Aug 11, 2017
why you carry black widow dey give Chelsea you no see HAWK

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by HRich(m): 8:19pm On Aug 11, 2017
How can you say Premier League came back before
Buhari ??

Arsenal 1 - 2 Leicester City

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by austonclint(m): 8:21pm On Aug 11, 2017
Hhahha very creative op
Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by tiswell(m): 8:24pm On Aug 11, 2017
COYG
Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by chinoo44(m): 8:25pm On Aug 11, 2017
Chelsea go win d league

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by viciati(m): 8:27pm On Aug 11, 2017
Nice review...but equating chelsea with the black widow?naaa!!too naive.The hulk is preferable..as u said,we are very ruthless.we rule England.

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by manikspears: 8:29pm On Aug 11, 2017
Teewhy2:
shocked tongue
ARSENAL= BABA IJEBU
MAN CITY = OMO BABA OLOWO
MAN UNITED = OMO GET INSIDE
CHELSEA = OMO IGBORO

No o......Chelsea = Agbero grin (I'm a Chelsea fan o,but that is what they called us)

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by Ogidigba1(m): 8:31pm On Aug 11, 2017
Tomide12:
So this is not your average, regular Joe season preview, nah. Those things are a dime a dozen, here we take it to another level.

Warning: This is not for “serious” people, it’s about to get very silly.

How do you do a season preview that’s absolutely lit, fun and different from the gazillion others? Simple, add a bit of theatre magic : )

Ever wondered which Avengers character your team would be? Probably not. Here we go.

Every new season begins with a thousand hopes and expectations, there are twenty teams that dream of winning the league, seven that will fancy their chances more than the rest, but you and I know there are only four (yes, four) real contenders. So here we’ll take a look at the seven, their transfer business, where they’ll finish and of course, choose the Avengers character they most resemble.

let the fun begin:

Manchester City

After six matches last season, Manchester City were top of the log with 6 wins from 6 and 18 goals scored. Pep magic. The Spaniard, brought in to lead City to European dominance like his Barcelona team had begun on a soaring note. The came the Spurs.

City traveled to White Hart Lane on October 2, four points clear of the chasing pack. A punishing 90 minutes later, Pep was truly “welcomed” to the Premier League. It finished two nil, it might have been more. City remained top but the lead had been decimated, they would only win one of the next four yielding the top spot to Liverpool at the end of Matchday 11.

Somehow the problems were attributed to defensive frailties, perhaps helped by Pep’s suggestion that his full-backs (Kolarov, Zabaleta and Sagna) all belonged in a museum.This of course is not borne out of facts, only three teams (United, Spurs and Chelsea) conceded fewer goals. And in terms of goals scored only two scored more than the 80 Pep’s side notched. Which suggests that the problem lies elsewhere, but never mind that, City have thrown a shit load of money at the problem.

Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, and Danilo have replaced the aforementioned trio with City breaking the record fee for a defender twice. Bernardo Silva and Ederson Moraes are the other new buys. So now that the problem is solved they’ll surely finish first, right?

Final League Position: 2nd. Sorry. City have spent close to half a billion pounds since Pep arrived but I think the problem is that Pep is yet to come to terms with just how stubborn PL teams can be. Can fully integrate all these new signings while dealing with champions league expectations, I don’t think so.

Avengers Character: Iron Man. Obviously.


Arsenal

Arsenal are always difficult to get a fix on. I have been predicting that they would fall out of the top six for the last couple of seasons and they always managed to confound me. However, last season they did. For the first time in two decades.

How did Wenger respond? In typical fashion. He put his head down and went about business in his usual way. Two new signings will be on show at the Emirates, record signing Alexandre Lacazette cost 52m from Lyon while Sead Kolasinac cost nothing. I told you, typical.

This season not only will Wenger have to deal with Europa league football, there’s the added pressure of two of his key players (Ozil and Sanchez) being into the final year of their contracts and of course, the now annual #WengerOut protests that will start sometime in November. I think it will be too much.

Final Position: 5th. And no, they will not win the Europa League.

Avengers Character: Captain America. All that wholesome goodness, reliability, etc

Manchester United

Goals. If you had to choose only one thing that overshadowed the good work Jose Mourinho did at Old Trafford last season you’d probably choose goals. United scored a paltry 54 of them last season. Put this in context with the rest of the teams wee’ll be looking at they were last for goals scored. Tottenham scored 32 more!

The answer to this problem for Mourinho was to shell out £75m for Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian will replace United’s top goal scorer from last season Zlatan Ibrahimovic. With 85 goals to his name over the past five seasons there are few more potent marksmen (only Aguero over that time period) in the league and frighteningly, at just 24 years old, there’s still room for improvement.

Mourinho will be pleased with the business done so far in the market, although he got three of his intended four targets, United look a tough proposition with strength in depth for all four competitions.

Final League Position: 1st. This one was not difficult to call really, Mourinho’s second season syndrome is famed and legendary.

Avengers Character: THOR. Yes United is the Asgardian god of thunder.


Tottenham Hotspurs

If there is anyone that characterizes just what Spurs have become over the last two seasons then it is their Captain, Harry Kane. Just four seasons ago, Kane was on loan at Norwich City and finished at Leicester scoring just two goals across 16 appearances. Fast forward three seasons, the 24-year-old has been named in the PFA Team of The Year in all three seasons, he was won the Golden Boot in the last two. Trophy Cabinet? Empty.

Spurs have punched above their weight in the last two seasons finishing 3rd and then 2nd. They needed to buck the trend, they are fast becoming the league’s “almost men”. The normal way to do that would have been to splash out in the transfer window, add some star dust to what was without doubt the best team in the League last season. But Daniel Levy is not normal. Spurs are yet to add a single player to their squad.

How will they get on? Well, I think Levy will eventually unclench his fists before the window closes, but I doubt it will open too much. As it is, Spurs have been cut off at the knee by their Chairman, but what Pochettino should concentrate on is getting some Silverware into that trophy cabinet. The FA Cup, hell even the EFL Cup are all within their grasp. Grab it, Poch!

Final League Position: 3rd. It could have been higher, if only.

Avengers Character: Hawkeye. Part of the team, deadly, but lacking that extra intangible that makes Cap and the rest

Chelsea

Antonio Conte won the battle of the new managers last season, he won it by a country mile. Spending less than Mourinho and Guardiola, the Italian recovered from a poor start, to win the league in style. Chelsea broke the record for most wins (30) in a single Premier League season, equalled the record for the most consecutive wins (13) and set a new record for copycat managers (16), lol.

His 3-4-3 formation revolutionized tactical approaches in England, by the end of the season, 17 of the twenty teams in the top flight had tried a 3-man defence at some point.

Now a new season begins, with European exertions this time around, how will he fare? Well we suspect he might have a more difficult season. In the market they have gotten upgrades in three positions, Morata for Costa, Bakayoko for Matic and Rudiger for Terry as well as a back-up goalie in Caballero. But in allowing those upgrades o be replacements rather than additions they failed horribly.

With Costa set to join the other two in leaving Stamford Bridge, Chelsea find themselves understaffed ahead of a gruelling campaign. If they do not get at least two new signings across the line before the window shuts, it could be de ja vu again.

Final League Position: 4th. And just barely. With Hazard out for the start of the season, Bakayoko injured and Morata yet to bed in, Chelsea are in for a bumpy ride.

Avengers Character: Black Widow. There’s that Russian connect, plus she’s probably the most ruthless of them all

http://dala.xyz/2017/08/20172018-epl-season-preview.html

For more of this kind of articles visit www.dala.xyz


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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by bhankymyk(m): 8:38pm On Aug 11, 2017
Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by TIDDOLL(m): 8:39pm On Aug 11, 2017
Oh... Lawd.. We so winning the league this season!!!... GGMU!!!!!!!

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by parzdor(m): 8:43pm On Aug 11, 2017
es
Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by TsaTrinity(m): 8:45pm On Aug 11, 2017
Its obvious OP is a man u fan....Tottenham and Liverpool looks more ready than Man u

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Re: EPL Season Preview: Comparing The Top 5 EPL Clubs To Avengers Characters by kulrunsman79(m): 8:53pm On Aug 11, 2017
Capsule101:
premier league teams are too inferior to FCB and real madrid

No team FCB fears and dreads like Chelsea fc and Liverpool fc

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