There’s always never-ending expectations when the Premier League is about to kick-off. Football fans roll up their sleeves into bosses with the fantasy premier league. Prowess to pick up the finest individuals for the dream team is never a walk in the park. Temptations to kick start with new signings might just cover your eyes. New recruits have additional challenges, a fresh podium to pounce, a plethora of expectations and fitness. Furthermore, blindly placing faith on big names may cause big setbacks. Turning the clock back to the previous season, Mario wasn’t super Mario, El Tigre’s toothless unveiling and many more. Firstly, let’s take a look at the players who need to left out of the squad. (Part 1)
Radamel Falcao – Indeed, he is a new capture for the Blues, dubiously earning the faith of Jose Mourinho after a frenetic season with Manchester United beforehand. Recap, the Premier League holders were losing 1-0 to Arsenal in the first half during the FA Charity Shield encounter at Wembley. Drastic times calls for drastic measures. Hence, the 29-year old was introduced in the second half which to some extent made life easier for the Gunners’ backline as the score remained the same till the final whistle. Throwing the wrong dice on the pitch got Mourinho throwing his consolation medal off to the crowd. In their recent narrow defeat to Fiorentina, the Colombian once again looked slothful. The main concern for Chelsea is the fitness of Diego Costa, who took the league by storm in his first season. Undeniably, Loic Remy should be given the responsibilities to fill Costa’s void.
Roberto Firmino – One of the most exciting signings from the red half of Merseyside for 29-million pounds and not starting him would sound close to a crime. It’s fairly true, yet the young Brazilian is still racing against time to find full fitness. Therefore, he won’t be starting at the Britannia Stadium. The former Hoffenheim starlet isn’t like fellow new arrival Christian Benteke who hit 42 goals in three seasons for Aston Villa, it’s never easy to get used to the rhythm of the Premier League.
Steven Caulker – There is rationally positive auras these days whenever Southampton signs a new player after their heroic spell earlier. The big and strong defender has made a season-long loan move from QPR, where he huffed, puffed and scuffled to seize clean sheets. Caulker is somewhat a replacement for Toby Alderweireld, who has now settled at White Hart Lane. The former Cardiff center back will face a stiff-necked battle against Yoshida to partner Jose Fonte at the heart of the defense. “Now he has to adapt to the system and how we like to play from the back. Maybe that is a little bit different than he normally is doing, but he’s got time for that,” said Ronald Koeman. Scrutinizing his recent statement, Caulker needs to prove to his manager before settling into the first eleven.