Thank you reading my post on Premier League team upgrades. The final part of my blog includes Swansea, Spurs, Watford, West Brom and West Ham.
Last season position – 15th
Swansea did well to stay up after a bad start to the season. They had Bob Bradley at the start of the season which didn’t work but Paul Clement came in and managed to get the best out of his players. They were conceding a lot of goals but massively improved their defence and finished the season well winning there last three games. One of the key factors in surviving was the quality up front. Compared to the other teams around them, Sigurdsson and Llorente proved to be the difference. It is important that they keep them as Sigurdsson is a quality player in particular and I think he could play for a top 6 team. If they could get another striker to support him it would help as they don’t score a lot of goals. At the back I think they also need a couple of centre backs to improve on their current starters.
Last season position – 2nd
Spurs established themselves as one of the best teams in the league and proved that the season before last wasn’t a fluke. It now comes to the point as I explained in a previous post as to whether they want to finish in the top 4 or win the title. If they want to win the title they need to spend money on one big player. Someone who when Spurs play against Chelsea or the Manchester clubs they believe they will beat because of that player will make the difference. I know Kane and Alli are quality but they still haven’t hit their prime yet. If they could get a world class winger or striker I think they can win the title, they should now have that belief with finishing above Arsenal for the first time in over 20 years. Signing Sissoko or Janssen is not going to make the difference for them.
Last season position – 17th
Due to the fact they have a huge turnover of players every season it is hard to understand their team and players. The owners had ownership in teams in Italy and Spain so players were being moved around all the time. They had some good performances but also some terrible performances and runs. Goals were a big problem for the team. Deeney struggled a bit but this may be down to their style. Capoue is a good player in midfield and they should try to build around him with another creative midfielder. At the back they have an ageing defence so trying to reduce the squad age should be a priority.
Last season position – 10th
I think West Brom have a solid team at the moment. They are strong at the back and midfield and have some goal threat with Chadli, Phillips and Rondon. They ended the season winless in their last 9 games which was disappointing. I think to get better they need to be more positive in their gameplan as they have the players to score goals but didn’t score a lot. They finished 5th bottom in chances created and bottom in possession and passing percentage which backs up my point. I think in midfield they should look for a playmaker who can create chances for the attacking players to score goals. With their current team if Pulis gives them more freedom they are btter than people think.
West Ham Utd
Last season position – 11th
After the first season under Bilic, last season was a bit of a disappointment. The situation with Payet affected their form and they had injuries to key personnel. I thought Snodgrass would be a good signing for them but it hasn’t worked out. A proven striker is needed because Carroll can’t be trusted to stay fit and Sakho hasn’t been good enough. They also need to replace Payet if possible which will be hard for a team like them. He could create or score a goal at any moment and it’s rare to have a player like that. Another fullback is necessary as it always seemed to be a point of weakness for them.
That’s all for my thoughts on this topic. I appreciate the people that checked this out. If you like it please share and I should be putting up some more posts soon.