A month after Donnarumma saved that Saka penalty, football is back in England once again. The best league in the world is back with a bang. With several new and expensive transfers into the league, it will be a very interesting season.

The Premier League 2021-22 season will begin on Saturday, August 14, 2021.

It will kick off roughly a month after the conclusion of Euro 2020, with the tournament final taking place on July 11, meaning some players will have a very short break before getting back into pre-season mode.

Ordinarily, footballers have around two months of off-season before returning for pre-season training a month before the season is due to commence. Scheduling has returned to normal following the 2020-21 season disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which saw the campaign start date moved back a month to September 2020.

A total of 20 teams will compete in the 2021-22 Premier League season, with three promoted teams replacing the three that were relegated in 2020-21. Norwich City and Watford will compete in the 2021-22 Premier League having secured automatic promotion from the Championship. They will be joined by Brentford, the winner of the Championship play-offs.

The premier league holders Manchester City have further improved their already top-quality midfield by buying Jack Grealish for 100 million. while their rivals spent an approximate amount of 135 million on Sancho and Varane. Champions League winners Chelsea on the other hand have spent 110 million on Lukaku. This goes to show the value of the league in terms of quality and viewership.

The return of the premier league will bring joy and enjoyment to football fans all over the world.

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