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Coral presents Premier League club profiles 2015/16

| 07.08.2015

The Premier League is back and Coral football experts have been busy analysing each and every team ahead of the new season.

Read on to view our unique profiles on all of the teams challenging for the domestic trophy, coveted European places and those hoping to retain their top tier status this term.

Arsenal overcame rivals Chelsea in the Community Shield, but can Arsene Wenger guide his in-form Gunners to the Premier League title this season?

Aston Villa
Tim Sherwood’s influence was evident at Villa last season, as he guided the West Midlands outfit to Premier League survival, but without Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph, can he work his magic again?

Bournemouth made history in the Championship last season, after Eddie Howe incredibly lifted the Cherries into the top tier of English football for the first time ever, but they face an even tougher task of remaining there.

Soccer - FA Cup - Fourth Round - Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth - Villa Park

Chelsea are once again at the forefront of the Premier League under the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ Jose Mourinho. Can the Portuguese manager produce another special season at Stamford Bridge by retaining the title?

Crystal Palace
Alan Pardew worked wonders at Palace at the end of last term and, having sensationally captured Johan Cabaye from PSG, could continue his magic and oversee the Eagles soar even higher.

Everton have gone from one extreme to the other in recent campaigns, either faltering in the bottom-half or pushing high up the table. Which side of the Toffees will we witness this season under Roberto Martinez?

Leicester City
After sacking Nigel Pearson and recruiting Claudio Ranieri at the helm, have Leicester got what it takes to avoid being dragged into another ruthless relegation scrap?

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Semi Final - Second Leg - Chelsea v Monaco

Liverpool fans have been waiting for ‘their season’ to arrive for many years now but, after a host of new arrivals at Anfield this summer, Brendan Rodgers could finally realise the ultimate goal of this demanding club.

Manchester City
Manuel Pellegrini was tipped for the sack this summer, but has remained at Man City, and will be determined to prove he can guide the former champions back to English superiority, having captured Raheem Sterling from Liverpool this summer.

Manchester United
Can Man United return to the top of the Premier League this term? Louis van Gaal will believe so, after another summer splash out on new recruits. Watch this space as the Dutchman leads the Red Devils out for a hopeful campaign at Old Trafford.

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Newcastle United
The Magpies struggled last term under interim coach John Carver, but Steve McClaren has taken charge and will be aiming to oversee a massive switch in form and fortunes on Tyneside.

Norwich City
Norwich sealed their return to the Premier League after the gruelling Championship play-offs, but they have shown true character needed to survive in Europe’s toughest division.

Ronald Koeman inherited a Southampton side that had lost the majority of its best players last summer, and has faced some unwanted departures this year too, but can he continue to keep the south coast club flying high in those coveted European positions?

Stoke City
Stoke have been completely rejuvenated under the close watch of Mark Hughes, turning this previously aggressive, long-ball team into a freeflowing winning machine. After guiding the Potters to their highest ever finish, has Hughes got any more left to offer?

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Leicester City v Stoke City - King Power Stadium

Dick Advocaat helped Sunderland avoid what would have been a disastrous relegation last term and has been given the opportunity to put things straight permanently this season. Can the Dutchman claw the Black Cats towards a more respectable finish in the top-flight table?

Swansea City
The Premier League’s Welsh contingency Swansea continue to flourish under former skipper Garry Monk, and have another hopeful campaign to look forward to under his guidance.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino saw Harry Kane spectacularly rise to prominence last term, becoming the biggest surprise package of the season, but can the England international inspire the White Hart Lane outfit to success in London this time around?

With plenty of ambition and even more drive, Watford return to the top-flight with bags of expectations. The Hornets secured automatic promotion and avoided the lottery of the play-offs, but can they strike lucky and remain in the Premier League this term?

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West Bromwich Albion
Tony Pulis now enters his first full season in charge of West Brom, and the experienced head-coach will undoubtedly breed a great sense of confidence into his Baggies side. Where can the West Midlands club realistically finish?

West Ham United
Finally, West Ham endured a stuttering pre-season, but new boss Slaven Bilic could potentially become a huge success at Upton Park. A hopeful campaign lies ahead for the Hammers, but a poor start to proceedings could see their bubbles burst and their hopes fade and die.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.