Premier League clubs have been tested like never before in 2020; the year of social distancing, empty stadiums and jam-packed fixture schedules.
Despite the global coronavirus crisis, top-flight sides have been able to bring us box-office action, albeit from the comfort of our own living rooms, since football resumed in June.
And to reflect what has been a surreal year for the obvious reasons, the 2020/21 Premier League season has got off to a crazy start, with the likes of Aston Villa, Everton and Leicester mixing it with the so-called ‘Big Six’ early on.
Liverpool still lead the way out in first place, although Manchester United are hot on their heels at the division’s summit, while Sheffield United and West Brom are in dire straits at the bottom of the pack.
So what should each Premier League club’s New Year’s resolution be for 2021?
It has been a crazy year for Premier League clubs amidst the coronavirus crisis – but what should their New Year’s resolutions be for 2021?
Arsenal – Cut out the Ls
It’s fair to say Mikel Arteta’s first full season in charge at The Emirates hasn’t gone to plan thus far.
Before recording two crucial wins over Chelsea and Brighton, the Gunners suffered their worst start to a top-flight campaign for almost 45 years, losing an unfathomable seven of their first 13 games, including a 3-0 thumping at the hands of Aston Villa.
An obvious New Year’s resolution for Arteta is to keep Arsenal’s recent resurgence going and prevent their L column from spiralling any further out of control.
Arsenal need to keep their recent resurgence going and avoid their L column from spiralling any further out of control
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Aston Villa – Build on big wins
Villa are responsible for two of the most mesmerising and unexpected victories of the season to date; a somewhat freakish 7-2 pummelling of record-breaking champions Liverpool…