12 August 2016
The wait is almost over and every football lover is excited that the English Premier League (EPL) is less than 24 hours from kick-off after having waited patiently for it since the end of May when the last season ended.
The excitement that comes with every new season includes the prospect of fans seeing their favourite team, favourite manager and favourite player shatter records previously held by them or by a legend of the game.
This season is not any different as there are a couple of records that look very likely to be broken.
These records are listed below. Please note that the listed records are the ones teams, managers and players currently playing in the EPL are close to breaking.
- Manchester United and Wales legend, Ryan Giggs holds the record for the most Premier League appearance at 632, but Everton midfielder Gareth Barry who currently stands at 595 appearances can surpass the record if he plays every game this season. By our judgment this looks quite impossible except of course new Everton manager, Koeman is ready to prioritise old Barry over his team’s success.
- Wayne Rooney who has scored 245 goals for Manchester United in the Premier League can equal Manchester United’s all-time goal record currently held by club legend Sir Bobby Charlton who scored 249 goals for the club if he scores only four goals. By our judgment, Rooney is more than capable of equaling the record and even smashing it.
- If Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger manages to avoid being sacked before October 1, he will become only the second coach to reach the 20-year coaching milestone in English football since the Premier League era began in 1992, Sir Alex Ferguson, being the trail blazer. Wenger has done it through worst period with Arsenal; he sure can pull it off this time and remain Arsenal’s manager till October 2 at least.
- Manchester United can become the first Premier League club to score 2000 points in the history of the Premier League. They’re 48 points off the total ahead of the start of the new season.
- If Manchester United wins the Premier League, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will finish top of the league table for the 14th time in 16 years – a total unsurpassed at the top level in recent memory. England would be the fifth country that he’s won a league title in after the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France. Judging this will be like predicting the winner of the league so we’d pass and leave that to you. You can drop your prediction in the comment box below, thank you.