Friday, September 29, 2023

Tottenham tipped to struggle as fears grow for Liverpool and Chelsea in pundits’ Premier League predictions

It has been just over two months since Manchester City lifted the Premier League trophy, and now the new season is fast approaching. All 20 teams are preparing for a campaign that is sure to be filled with excitement, drama, and controversy once again.

During the summer, teams have had the perfect opportunity to fine-tune their squads through transfers and pre-season friendlies. Tottenham, who missed out on Europe last season, have a point to prove, while Liverpool also needs to show improvement after a sub-par year. Chelsea, who finished 12th last season, hopes that Mauricio Pochettino can lead them forward.

However, talkSPORT pundits have predicted that all three teams will struggle this season. One of the biggest talking points of the summer has been Harry Kane’s future at Spurs, with Bayern Munich plotting a huge move for him. Losing their club record scorer could be detrimental to Spurs’ performance, as there is no clear plan B.

Jermaine Pennant suggests that this is a common theme for Spurs, as they often start a season with high hopes but end up falling off. However, Spurs fan Darren Ambrose believes that regardless of what happens to Kane, the team will be fine. He believes that Kane will stay or at least play the first game of the season in a Spurs shirt, and that Spurs will benefit from either getting the money they want or a world-class player.

Liverpool, who clawed their way towards Europa League qualification last season, may face another challenging year. Tony Cascarino doubts their ability to return to the top, citing unresolved defensive failings as a major problem. He also believes that Darwin Nunez needs to improve his finishing, as he had a disappointing season last year.

As for Chelsea, they will be seeking a drastic improvement from their dismal campaign last season. However, given the competition around them, they may have to wait a little longer for a return to the top four. talkSPORT host Mark Goldbridge believes that Chelsea fans need to be patient and that getting into the top four might be an underwhelming season for them.

In conclusion, the new Premier League season is set to be full of excitement and challenges for all teams. While Manchester City remains the heavy favorites, there are doubts about the performances of Tottenham, Liverpool, and Chelsea. Only time will tell how these teams will fare in the upcoming season.
Heading: Tottenham Struggling Despite High Hopes

Tottenham Hotspur’s disappointing start to the season has led to many pundits tipping them to struggle this season, amidst fears that Liverpool and Chelsea could also fail to live up to expectations.

Tottenham’s pre-season preparation was blessed with positive rhetoric from staff and players alike, however in their opening game of the campaign, they failed to deliver, losing 3-1 to Everton. Since then, their poor form has continued and the team now find themselves without a win in four Premier League outings.

Adding to the distress, Tottenham have already picked up injuries to key players, notably Dele Alli, who has suffered from a hamstring injury. In addition, players have also voiced their discontent at manager Mauricio Pochettino’s inability to add real depth to the team.

Tottenham’s situation is made worse by the fact that two of the other ‘big boys’ of English football, Liverpool and Chelsea, are struggling too. They have delivered performances below the standard their fans have come to expect and with each picking up just 7 points so far this season, fears are starting to mount that they could also face another season of underachievement.

While their recent returns are far from ideal, all of these teams still have time to turn their fortunes around. Investing in the January transfer window has been a recurring strategy of success in recent years, as all these teams have shown willingness to make tactical changes and bring in top talent in order to spark life into their teams.

After what has been a turbulent start to the season, Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea all have something to prove, and with the promise of more reinforcements in the New Year, all three teams will be likely to revive their fortunes and have a successful season in the end.

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