Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Twenty Questions X 2: Two Questions For Each Premier League Team

As the league remains paused on international break, we ponder two questions for each of the Premier League clubs:


  1. Can Mikel Arteta’s project be salvaged?

  2. Will Ben White play up to his transfer fee?

Aston Villa 

  1. Is Villa’s attack more dangerous this season even with the loss of Jack Grealish?

  2. Will Manager Dean Smith come under pressure if Villa doesn’t challenge for a European place?


  1. Can Ivan Toney be a star in his return to the Premier League?

  2. Where does the Bees’ “Hey Jude” rank among Premier League anthems?


  1. Will Brighton regret not upgrading at striker after scoring the second fewest goals last season of the returning Premier League clubs?

  2. Will Brighton manager Graham Potter finally achieve the results to justify the accolades he receives from English pundits?


  1. Will striker Chris Wood attain double figure league goals for a fifth consecutive season?

  2. Can an aging roster extend Burnley’s Premier League run?


  1. Is Romelu Lukaku the final piece for Chelsea to capture the Premier League title?

  2. Will Chelsea regret the sale of Kurt Zouma as center back depth becomes a problem?

Crystal Palace 

  1. Will Manager Patrick Vieira be given sufficient time to incorporate his many squad additions and implement his playing style? 

  2. Is Odsonne Edouard the answer to the Eagles’ long-standing problem at striker?


  1. Does James Rodriguez have a future at Everton?

  2. Will Everton fans back new manager Rafa Benitez?


  1. Can former Manchester United winger Daniel James find minutes and success at Leeds?

  2. Will Leeds regret not addressing midfield needs in the last transfer window?


  1. Have the Foxes already missed their window for Brendan Rogers to lead them into the top four?

  2. Can the Foxes overcome their early season rash of defender injuries?


  1. Will the Reds’ quiet transfer window limit their ability to make a title run?

  2. Are Sadio Mane and Bobby Firmino past their prime?

Manchester City 

  1. How well does Jack Grealish integrate into City’s star-studded line-up?

  2. Will the absence of a true number nine striker prove to be the team’s Achilles heel?

Manchester United 

  1. Will Cristiano Ronaldo take the Premier League by storm?

  2. Will United regret the Jadon Sancho signing?


  1. Will manager Steve Bruce survive the season?

  2. Was Joe Willock’s scoring spree last season an anomaly?


  1. Will Manager Daniel Farke adjust his style to play more responsible defense than evidenced in Norwich’s last visit to the Premier League? 

  2. Is US men’s team striker Josh Sargent a Premier League quality player?


  1. Will striker Adam Armstrong’s goal scoring success in the Championship translate to the Premier League?

  2. Have the Saints found a diamond in the rough in 18-year-old right back Valentino Livramento?

Tottenham Hotspur 

  1. Will Harry Kane’s performance suffer as a result of his disillusionment with Spurs management?

  2. Will Spurs fan be satisfied with the type of unexciting but successful style which delivered the three 1-0 wins to open the season?


  1. How long will it be before the Hornets make their traditional manager change?

  2. Can Watford score enough goals to stay up this season?

West Ham 

  1. How much will the Hammers miss Jesse Lingard and the goals he brought last season?

  2. Is the squad deep enough to handle Europa League demands in addition to domestic competition?


  1. Will Raul Jimenez be able to recapture his form after his career threatening head injury?

  2. Is it time to admit last season’s high-priced acquisition of young Fabio Silva from Atletico Madrid is a bust?

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