Now that Argentina has self-destructed, the Copa America has been won, and the Euros will soon be coming to a close, we can all shift our attention to the upcoming Premier League season.
I will soon be occupied Saturday and Sunday mornings as well Mondays at lunchtime watching games and celebrating Tottenham choking again.
But this Premier League season is set to be the best. Tempers will flare, managers will be sacked, and Jose Mourinho will manage to add another enemy to his long-standing list.
Here are four reasons why the Premier League will return to glory this season:
1. Managerial Rivalries
With Mourinho’s imminent return to the Premier League and the addition of Pep Guardiola across town, shit’s going to get real.
Wenger hates Mourinho and vice versa, Klopp has managed against Guardiola before, and Conte is just one crazy mofo.
2. The Arrival of the Legend, Zlatan
Zlatan wanted the world to wait and see what was next for him. But he got bored and revealed that he would be joining the Prem in order to further his case as the world’s most disloyal footballer.
Ibra is like a fine wine – he continues to become more deadly in front of goal with age, and anything would make United more exciting than last season. The arrival of one of the most interesting players in football can only be a good thing for the league.
La grande mèdaille de la ville de Paris. I am proud and honored. Thank you Paris! pic.twitter.com/OapvuiOjQB
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) May 22, 2016
3. The Contefication of Chelsea
Excitement, passion, and pure rage seem to sum up Antonio Conte quite well.
The rebirth of Chelsea starts with the Italian after the disaster that was last season. Conte was brilliant with a less than average Italian side that was highlighted by the presence of Graziano Pellè and Emanuele Giaccherini. Great coaching carried the squad.
With bags of money and Michy Batshuayi already purchased, I’m excited to see what happens in Conte’s first season.
4. The Return of the Champions
How will Leicester City fare coming off their championship-winning season?
With Jamie Vardy returning to the King Power, the Vardy Party will continue in Leicester with Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kanté…for now.
Claudio Rainieri will have his hands full with the Champions League and a much-improved Premier League; I think winning the title will be well out of the question.
But who the hell knows, crazier things did happen.