After finishing the season in third, Barcelona will focus on rebuilding their wounded squad for the next chapter. Check out how the Blaugrana could look like in the 2021-2022 season.
After what seemed like a long fight with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, Barcelona couldn't keep up with the competition, and succumbed to the pressure, ending the 2020-21 La Liga season in the third position. They had vast chances to jump ahead and climb to the top, but the Blaugrana slipped up every time and ruined their prospects.
Manchester United has been strongly linked with some high-quality signings this summer.
With Jadon Sancho having made his long-overdue transfer from Borussia Dortmund and rumours swirling around interest in Raphael Varane and Eduardo Camavinga, it appears that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could get the ammunition he needs for a genuine title tilt.
Possible 20-man Man Utd matchday squad for 2021-22:
Starting XI: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford.
Subs: Heaton, Lindelof, Bailly, Trippier, Fred, Mata, Van de Beek, Amad, Cavani.
Tuchel has admitted he would like to add "up to three" new signings to his squad in the summer transfer window. But with a bloated roster and dozens of players returning from loans, it seems likely that there will be a flurry of departures.
So, who will make Chelsea’s matchday squad for the 2021-22 season?
Chelsea possible matchday squad for the 2021-22 season:
Starting XI: Mendy; Sule, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; Hakimi, Kante, Kovacic, Chilwell; Mount, Havertz, Werner.
Subs: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, James, Jorginho, Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Giroud.
After a not-so-bright 2020-21 season, Real Madrid will look to bounce back to winning ways next season. Los Blancos will be without Zinedine Zidane in the dugout, who recently stepped down and penned his explanation in an open letter to the fans.
There will also be a considerable amount of changes to the squad next season- seven players are returning from loan, Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez are on the back of expiring contracts, Isco and Marcelo are touted to leave and David Alaba is the club’s latest signing. With that being said, let’s have a look at Real Madrid’s possible eleven next season based on a few assumptions.
If City can create that XI this summer and are able to play it as much as physically possible in 2021/22, then the dream of winning the quadruple could become reality.
Grealish, Kane and Foden as a dynamic front three with De Bruyne creating chances aplenty in behind them? That's a recipe for success if we've ever seen one.
Although, even with that XI, you still wouldn't put it past Guardiola overthinking in the Champions League and bottling it as a result.
Liverpool's possible 20-man matchday squad for 2020-21:
Starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane.
Subs: Kelleher, Phillips, Matip, Gomez, Milner, Neuhaus, Jones, Elliott, Firmino.
At 22, PSG are getting the world’s best young goalkeeper for nothing after his AC Milan contract ran out, and we can only hazard a guess at how much the Italy star would worth after such an impressive tournament.
PSG did spend £54million to sign Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan and £14m on Danilo Pereira from Porto, although both of those look like wise investments.
And with the club still chasing that elusive, first-ever Champions League triumph, this potential XI has a pretty good chance next season
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