Things have been shaking up in time for the start of the new Premier League season. Apart from the usual changing of the guard at the foot of the table, there has been a whole host of highly coveted transfers and managerial changes.
The most obvious and covered change is the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, who has served Manchester united brilliantly and was the man to finally overhaul Liverpool's league record.
His parting year left United in the silverware, which has become something of a normality during the Scots time at the helm. But the change comes at a time of uncertainty for the Red Devils with an ageing midfield, new boss David Moyes will have a big job in his hands transforming the squad whilst keeping the trophy cabinet well stocked.
Stamford Bridge is used to the name tag in the managers office being changed, but this summer seems like it will see a lot more changes than that of the return of the “Special One".
Players are now worrying about the security of their starting place as Mourinho looks to implement his own tactics, formations and transfers, key names such as Juan Mata, David Luiz, Fernando Torres and John Obi Mikel have all been linked with a move away from the Europa League champions. There is also a sign Roman Abramovich is ready to bring stability to the club by letting Mourinho stay for the long haul, but whether it will last or not is unpredictable.
The Premier League is also preparing for a whole different season. Goal line technology is ready to make it's debut season in the top flight, ready to end all "did it cross the line?" disputes, but no doubt there will be some players and managers who are still brave enough to argue the credibility of the decisions.
There is another high profile derby, which is set to make history by making it's Premier League debut, the Welsh derby. For the first ever time in the top flight Cardiff and Swansea will slog it out after Cardiff gained promotion from the Championship.
End of season excitement took a blow as Wigan finally crumbled and were relegated leaving no great escapees to put the cat among the pigeons around the trap door.
The title race is now wide open with Chelsea the all round favourites to lift the trophy, but there is some talk that Arsenal could take the situation and use it to their advantage to end their long wait for trophies.
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