Premier League saw a change in its landscape this season after Leicester’s historic title triumph. The Foxes became only the seventh new winners of the biggest prize in English football. Since the historic feat, experts are wondering if Leicester can replicate their success by retaining the Premier League trophy.
The very thought of it should put Claudio Ranieri’s side under extreme pressure, however, if you come to think of it, teams who are considered as Premier League’s elites must be feeling the pinch more than Leicester City.
The Foxes have laid down the challenge for teams like Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool and they are the ones who need to respond next season. Leicester have done their bit in changing the landscape of English football, now it is time for the so-called bigger to try and snatch the title away from Ranieri’s warriors.
Premier League’s most crucial transfer window
Such is the current state of Premier League that almost every top team will need to sign new players to enjoy a successful 2016/17 season. More than any other side, Chelsea are in dire need of summer signings with Antonio Conte coming in to take charge of the club.
Manchester City are about to enter a new era under Pep Guardiola and understandably so they will need new recruits as well. Manchester United are always on the look out for new players while Arsenal will be forced to spend big after yet another season of failure under Arsene Wenger.
Then comes the wildcard team for next season, Liverpool, who look set for a successful 2016/17 under Jurgen Klopp. The Reds have already been linked with a move for Mario Gotze, which could just be the beginning of a new era at Anfield.
These new arrivals for all those clubs will be directed towards one goal – to snatch away the Premier League title away from Leicester. Speaking of Leicester, Ranieri will be in the market for new signings as well as the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante are tipped to depart from King Power Stadium.
Leicester City have done their bit in kick starting a new phase in Premier League football and have shifted all the pressure on rest of the so-called bigger teams. As for The Foxes, they need to continue playing without fear and enjoy the 2016/17 campaign, which promises to be the best ever Premier League season.