Premier League Countdown: Huddersfield make long-awaited top-flight return
The new Premier League season is inching ever nearer, so it’s time to start thinking about how the upcoming campaign will shake out.
In the build-up to the new season we’re profiling each of the 20 top-flight clubs, from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to Premier League newboys Brighton & Hove Albion.
Our next team in the spotlight is Huddersfield Town…
Only four sides can say they’ve won the top-flight three times on the spin, and the Terriers are one of them.
But that was back in the 1920s, and the Yorkshire side haven’t been in the top-tier since 1972.
So, as Championship play-off winners who worked on a remarkably small budget last term, how will Huddersfield hold up on their Premier League debut?
Well, the summer signs are good. Nine players have arrived and crucially, David Wagner is sticking around too.
Tom Ince has unfinished business as he aims to prove himself at the very top, while Steve Mounie should be able to reach double figures, and Laurent Depoitre brings 6ft 3in and 14 stone of physicality up top.
They’ve kept the majority of last season’s squad too, while Kasey Palmer is back for another loan spell, and Aaron Mooy has moved permanently from Manchester City.
Huddersfield Town – 2017-18
Key arrivals: Mathias Jorgensen, Steve Mounie
Key departures: None
Man to watch: Tom Ince
Title odds: 1500/1
Best bet: To finish higher than Brighton @ 7/5
We say: Huddersfield appear to have spent well. Mathias Jorgensen brings quality at the back, but Middlesbrough showed that keeping clean sheets isn’t enough to survive. Handily, the Terriers now have added bite up front, and they have a fighting chance of avoiding the drop.
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