Let’s Take a Look at the EPL 2022–2023 Teams Status
Much activity is currently going on as Premier League clubs prepare themselves for the new season. Football bettors are already asking the big questions:
Who will win the 2022–2023 Premier League?
Who are the favorites for a top-four finish?
Which teams will be relegated at the end of the season?
Let us take a look at all twenty English Premier League teams and what they have been up to in the off-season:
The Scott Parker-led side finished as runners-up in the Championship last season. If Dominic Solankie is in good form and they secure good defensive signings to strengthen the team, they have a good chance of finishing in mid-table this season.
Mikael Arterta’s side were only good enough for a Europa League spot last season and will have their sights set on Champions League qualification this time. Arsenal is looking to sign Raphinha of Leeds and Gabriel Jesus, who will be excellent attacking additions to the team.
Steven Gerrard has an array of talent at his disposal, and he will be eager to at least compete for continental football this time. Philippe Coutinho has been a revelation, and he, along with Ollie Watkins and other promising players, may just be the lift that Villa needs to break into the top ten.
The Bees finished strongly last season, thanks to the masterful loan signing of Christian Eriksen. Brentford are keen to keep him at the club. With a 70 percent win rate in the ten starts Eriksen recorded, signing him will go a long way in getting Thomas Frank’s team firing on all cylinders this season.
Brighton and Hove Albion
Having already lost Yves Bissouma to Tottenham, the Seagulls will look to strengthen their midfield and attacking options as they aim for a decent, mid-table finish this season. It remains to be seen if they have it in them to compete for a European place.
Chelsea have already lost Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid and released several players without signing any. There is also talk of Romelu Lukaku returning to Inter Milan on loan. Things are not looking bright on the London side, but they still have time to prepare for this season.
Viera’s team were solid last season and will fancy their chances of doing better this time. They will miss Chelsea loanee Connor Gallagher, who played a vital role for them last season but has since returned to his parent club. A mid-table finish is possible for this Palace side.
Frank Lampard has his work cut out for him, as the Toffees barely escaped relegation last season. The likes of Alex Iwobi and Anthony Gordon were revelations under Lampard. If Everton can strengthen defensively and hold on to Richarlison, they have a good chance to finish higher up the table this time.
After a convincing display in the Championship and gaining promotion as Champions, Fulham have a lot of work to do to remain in the league next season. Their priority will be survival first, and if they can keep Mitrovic fit, they have a strong chance.
Barely surviving the drop, Jesse Marsch may have to make peace with losing Raphinha in this transfer window. They have a lot of work to avoid a recurrence of last season’s woes, especially reinforcements and squad improvements.
Brendan Rodgers’s men failed to light up the league last season, largely due to injuries. They will need to strengthen at the back and midfield to compete for a European place, especially with midfielder Youri Tielemans targeted by several top clubs.
The Reds lost a vital asset in Sadio Mane but signed Uruguayan Darwin Nunez. Liverpool have solidified their position as one of the top two teams in England for the past five years, and they will, once again, challenge Manchester City for the title.
Guardiola’s men are the defending champions and have already shown their willingness to stay at the top by snapping up Norwegian ace Erling Haaland. Their dominance in recent years makes them the favorites to win the title again.
Manchester United’s new coach, Erik ten Hag, is already pushing for changes. Frenkie de Jong and Christian Eriksen are his favored signings, as the Dutch coach is tasked with injecting life into this Manchester United side, with a top-four finish being the primary objective.
After experiencing a turn in their fortunes last season, Newcastle will be hoping to challenge for Europe this time, especially with the big money backing they now have. If they can come away with quality signings, Newcastle will threaten several teams this season.
Playoff winners Nottingham Forest are back in the Premier League and, like other promoted teams, will aim, above all, to survive this season. They are already in the market for some signing to improve their squad, with Nigerian Taiwo Awoniyi reportedly on his way to the club.
The Saints were bystanders for most of last season, but signing Armando Broja may help boost their chances for a top-half finish, but a deal is yet to be finalized with Chelsea. They know they need an injection of talent to compete in the EPL, as they are over-reliant on James Ward-Prowse.
Conte’s men managed to reach the Champions League, aiming to at least repeat the feat while looking to challenge for the title. With the signings of Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma, they have strengthened their team, and we expect them to have a great season.
West Ham United
David Moyes’s team were only good enough for a Europa Conference League spot, largely due to their inconsistency. If they can perform at their best week in and week out, especially with Jarod Bowen and Lanzini, another European spot may be theirs to lose.
Bruno Lage had several star performers on his side last season, but they were plagued by an inability to score goals. They will look to improve their attacking options and may expect to lose several players, including Ruben Neves and Adama Traore. If they do their business right, a top-half finish is almost certain.