As I said in my previous post about the transfer season everyone gets excited about the thought of buying an exciting player who might change the teams fortunes. I think every team has room for improvement and there will be big money spent next month from the big teams as well as the newly promoted teams. So far there have been some big signings such as Bernardo Silva, Salah and Lindelof. It seems like every team in Europe wants to sign the whole Monaco team which makes sense considering how young the players are and how good they were last season. I’ve put together my ideas on what every team needs in order to improve next season, kind of like a director of football. This post will include the first 4 teams alphabetically.
Last season position – 5th
Before last season started I was speaking to one of my friends about the team and we both agreed that they should at the very least be in the title race with the squad they have. They massively underachieved and the players should be mad at themselves for letting the fans down. They managed to end on a positive with a great performance in the FA cup final which must annoy the fans. Looking to next season it is pretty obvious what they need. A ready made striker who will score 25 goals next season and is already a top player, not a prospect. I think they also need a top full back to replace Monreal and another winger. I also think they should free up money by getting rid of players who haven’t delivered such Wilshere, Gibbs, Walcott and maybe Ozil if a big offer comes in.
Last season position – 9th
After struggling around the Christmas period Bournemoirg have done well to not only remain in the league but finish in the top half with the size of the club. They have some good players such as Josh King, Arter and Wilson. They score a lot of goals which is good but they concede a lot of goals. Only four teams conceded more goals last season. Therefore I would prioritise buying 2 defenders and a holding midfielder. I also tgibk they can upgrade on the keeper Boruc who can be a bit reckless at times.
Last season position – 2nd in championship
To be honest I don’t know much about the squad but they did well to get themselves promoted after many attempts. The top scorer last season was Glenn Murray who I thought was a decent premier league player. The main problem newly promoted teams have is scoring goals so I think that should be the main priority. They also need more premier league experience as a lot of the squad are new to this level of football.
Last season position – 16th
Sean Dyche did really well to keep this team up as most of the squad was the same squad that got relegated two season prior. There home form was what kept them in the league as they were very solid at the back. There are rumours that Keane may be sold for big money so they will have to replace him. There main point for improvement is their away form which was terrible. They only won one game and scored 13 goals. If they can add more goals to the team they could comfortably finish in midtable.
Last season position – 1st
I think Chelsea surprised everyone with how good they were last season. They had a slow start to the season but once they switched formation they went in baking unbeaten run up to the new year. Looking forward to this season they now will have European football which will be a big test as they have a small squad. I think another centre back and two top striker are needed as Diego Costa might be leaving. I think they need ankther midfielder and winger to rotate with during the season. Up front I think Morata or Lacazette would be the right signing.